Sunday, August 11, 2013

That was Then, This is Now: St. Louis County Library Foundation Family Heritage Center

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St. Louis County Library to build genealogy center. (St. Louis Business Journal, 5/28/2010)

Excerpt: The Family Heritage Center, expected to open by 2012, is to be built on six acres near Baxter and Wild Horse Creek roads in Chesterfield, west of Chesterfield Mall. Louis Sachs, chairman of Sachs Properties, donated land for the project. 

The specifics:
  • 63,000 square feet, which would allow expansion of the 
  • House library's existing genealogy collection. The building is to include an 
  • Auditorium 
  • Family history museum.
  • No cost estimate offered

Library's standalone genealogy center a lost cause. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/10/2013)

Excerpt: Despite that setback, and the resignation last month of its director, the library has the public funding to proceed with a $108 million, 10-year construction plan and will include a genealogy center in one of the libraries, says its interim director, Kristen Sorth.

Fundraising campaign didn't reach its goal.

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