Carnegie Library Moving Wednesday

Historic building will move to the Sixth District Court property.

The Carnegie Library building will begin its from its location on Lake Street to the location of the Wednesday into Thursday.

The library is being moved in order to make room for the plan in the the library currently stands. The building was supposed to be moved in July to a temporary location at the Patchogue Sewer Treatment plant, but it was announced at the July 23 Patchogue Village Board of Trustees meeting that it will instead be moved to a temporary location on the court property. The court property is also being looked at as the location that the building will eventually be placed.

The library, which as of Tuesday evening is already on wheels, is going to start being moved during the day Wednesday. However, the building will not be leaving Lake Street until around midnight Wednesday into Thursday.

There will be two gatherings Wednesday that will feature some movement of the building. A press event which will feature the library being moved to an extent will take place at 4 p.m. featuring Suffolk County Legislator Rob Calarco, County Executive Steve Bellone and Rob Loscalzo, Chief Operating Officer of Tritec.

The second, with the Friends of the Carnegie Library, is taking place at , 41 E. Main St. Patchogue, at 9 p.m. The coffeeshop is staying open until midnight, at which point attendees will walk over to Lake Street to watch the move.

According to a release from Calarco's office, the first bill to help move the building was passed in March, and a second bill that will allow the County to enter into an agreement with Patchogue Village will go before the Legislature on Aug. 7.

At this time a new use has not been chosen, but Patchogue Village Mayor Paul Pontieri said at the July 27 Village Board meeting that the and the Patchogue Historical Society have submitted proposals. Both organizations presented their ideas for the building at a in May.

Wolfe House & Building Movers, a Bernville, PA company, will be making the move while supervised by Tritec Real Estate Company.

David Kennedy August 08, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Just got word the building should begin the move within the hour!! (between 10-11 am)....it will be moving at a snails pace so you have plenty of time to grab a glimpse...and to repeat, this is only move:part 1. Part 2 still begins at Midnight.
jared August 08, 2012 at 02:05 PM
i hope they can get it onto a foundation as soon as they can, it'd be sad to lose that while we are waiting for a usage. Make it into a small local history museum
David Kennedy August 08, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Agreed jared...the County and Village are already working on identifying the exact placement for the foundation...the Friends of the Carnegie Library will remain viligant in keeping the public informed on all that occurs after the move is complete. Also, the idea for a Historical Musem is one of the proposals before the Village currently and I agree would be an excellent and appropriate use.
Judy Pepenella August 08, 2012 at 06:43 PM
David, thank you so much for keeping all of us updated. I hope you are taking pictures of the move. They would be a great part of the history of the building...
David Kennedy August 08, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Your welcome, and I certainly will be taking pictures, but our chief archivist for this has been Steve Lucas of the Greater Patchogue Historical Society. Steve has been documenting every aspect of the redevelopment of the four corners property, including the Carnegie Library move, nearly daily for the past few months. Also, Campbell Dalglish of Plaza Media Arts, who is also a professional filmmaker, will be filming parts of the move as well. I am sure at some point the Friends will make a public presentation of this.


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