Our Building

One of the earliest known photographs of the Charlottesville Public Library building on Second Street in Charlottesville, taken not long after it officially opened in 1921. One among many gifts from benefactor Paul McIntire to the City and the University, the library was named for McIntire following his death in 1952. The building was designed by architect Walter Dabney Blair (1877-1953). The building became home to the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society in 1994.