•When the Columbia Food Building, at 602 S. Main St.,
became available in the fall of 1982,
the library trustees were asked to consider the property as a possible site.
•In July 1983, the project received a $200,000 grant from
the State of North Carolina.
•The fund drive began on Nov. 9 and by Feb. 11, 1984, the
campaign had passed the halfway
mark of its goal of $600,000. Three months late, pledges in excess of $900,000
had been received from the
•Construction bids were awarded by the county
commissioners in July, work began in October
1984, and the project was completed on May 24, 1985.