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Posted on: September 9, 2021

NYS Library Construction Fund Awards Grant for Emergency Restoration Work on the Library Building

New York State Library Construction Fund Awards Grant for
Emergency Restoration Work on the Historic Cohoes Public Library Building
Cohoes, NY (September 9, 2021) – Work to restore and reopen the historic Cohoes Public Library building will soon get underway following today’s announcement of a New York State Library Construction Fund grant for required emergency restoration work, and other projects, at the historic building.
The $116,127 grant, announced today by New York State Senator Neil Breslin and Assemblymember John T. McDonald III, was awarded to the Cohoes Public Library as part of the NYS Library Construction Fund’s FY2020 grant program. The total project cost is $154,837, with the City of Cohoes providing $38,710 in matching funds.
The Cohoes Public Library building has been closed since July after portions of the external bluestone façade fell onto the sidewalk. City officials, consulting with engineers and preservation architects, determined that emergency restoration work is required on three sections of the external wall of the historic former church at 169 Mohawk Street, which houses the Cohoes Public Library, Parsons Child and Family Center, Mary’s Corner, and a private medical practice.


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