Parmly Billings Library
Historical photos from the Western Heritage Center show the building and the Billings family.
The Billings Public Library’s parking garden will be constructed before Nov. 1 — well, most of it, anyway.
Billings Public Library Director Bill Cochran is laying 50-50 odds that the parking lot will indeed be constructed on the site of the old Parmly Billings Library before cold temperatures this fall preclude the laying of asphalt.
The half-demolished Billings Parmly Library will stand a few more weeks as crews wait for equipment to access the building’s basement.
Asbestos removal at the old Parmly Billings Library could take a week or it could take three weeks, but the action marks the beginning of the end for the erstwhile brick building.
After months of waiting, the site of the old Parmly Billings Library building could transform from a post-apocalyptic frame to bustling work site as early as Friday.
Demolition work continues on the Parmly Billings Library building to make way for a parking lot to serve the adjacent Billings Public Library.
The west side of the Parmly Billings Library during demolition Thursday.
The southwest corner of the Billings Public Library during demolition Thursday.
Demolition continues on the southwest corner of the Billings Public Library on Thursday.
Like most Billings residents, Bill Cochran thought he’d be seeing the old Parmly Billings Library coming down by now, making way for a 100-space parking lot, new entrance for the library and considerable landscaping just outside the library’s Community Room.
As I promised in an earlier column, we would be printing the suggestions of folks who submitted ideas for a time capsule which will be suspended (instead of buried) in the new, impressive Billings Public Library.
Demolition began on the outside of the old Parmly Billings Library on Tuesday.
Slowly but surely, the old Parmly Billings Library will come down, beginning Monday.
You may think more than 10 weeks after opening on Jan. 6 that the luster might have worn off the new Billings Public Library.
A library patron walks down the spiral staircase in the Billings Public Library on the last day in the building Dec. 13. The new library will open in January.
Booker the Bear isn’t making the move to the new library in the coming three weeks, but nearly everything else is.
Patrons stock up on books and media on the last day in the current Billings Public Library building. The new building will open to the public January 6.
A contractor hangs plastic in preparation for putting a door in the wall of the children's area of the Billings Public Library on Friday. The door will be used to move the books and other materials to the new building.
Billings Public Library staff member Margie Sylvester shelves fiction books on the last day in the building Friday.