Thursday, April 24, 2008

APL Library Auctions!

APL has finally moved out of two of its libraries, readying them for renovation.

Howe Library Auction on May 7th
Pine Hills Library Auction on May 14th.

Here's What's at the classic Howe Library
As many of you know, the Howe Library was built in 1928 and has beautiful oak shelving, woodwork and classic library furniture. The preservationists among you will be delighted to know that much of the built-in wood bookcases, trim work and fireplace will be staying. But for you antique aficionados, here's what will be up for auction:
Classic Oak Library Bookcases (tall and 4', single and double)
Round Oak Library Tables
Oak Library Chairs
Small Oak Library Chairs
Oak Card Catalogs
Oak Filing Cabinets
Period Glass Globes
Oak Circulation Desk
Oak Librarian Desks
Metal shelves, metal and plastic chairs, framed prints, metal filing cabinets and much more.

Here's what's at the Pine Hills Library
Since the Pine Hills Library was renovated in the early 1990s, the shelving and furniture is contemporary and some is upholstered. And all of it is in good condition. Here's what will be up for auction:
Metal with Wood Accent Library Bookcases (tall and 4', single and double)
Wood Library Tables and Wood Chairs
Upholstered Library Reading Chairs
Metal shelves, tables, and much more.

So here's all you need to bid on a little bit of history:

Howe Library Auction - Wednesday May 7th
6:00 p.m. viewing and auction to follow
Schuyler & Broad Streets, South End Neighborhood (Morton @ South Pearl)
Item pick-up date is Saturday May 17th, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Pine Hills Library Auction - Wednesday, May 14th
6:00 p.m. viewing and auction to follow
517 Western Avenue, Pine Hills Neighborhood (corner of N. Allen Street)
Item pick up date is Saturday, May 17th, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Cash & Checks Accepted.

To place a maximum bid, contact Elissa Kane at 427-4346 or

To receive an inventory list by e-mail the day before the auction contact Elissa Kane at 427-4346 or

All items must be taken either the night of the auction or on May 17th at 9:00 -11:00 a.m. for Howe and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. for Pine Hills.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Does anyone know where the two matching Howe Library's oak room dividers / partitions wound up (with shelves on the bottom and glass on the top)? I know one was purchased by Silver Fox salvage, but where did the second one end up?