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Georgetown Library to Reopen in Fall 2010

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Three and a half years after a three alarm fire destroyed the Georgetown library’s roof and much of the second floor, the historic branch of the DC Public Library will reopen in the Fall of 2010.  The blaze occurred on April 30, 2007 just three hours after another DC landmark, Eastern Market, burned to the ground.  The library’s Peabody room, located on the second floor, housed numerous documents and artifacts detailing the history of the Georgetown neighborhood;  luckily 80% of these invaluable items were saved from the fire and quickly whisked off to the Library of Congress and various other institutions for restoration and protection.  Continue reading