Mead Public Library Jerry Black Café

Location Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Project Type Interior Remodel
Project Area 2,500 sq. ft.
Year 2002 (completed by Jennifer L. Lehrke while a Senior Architect at LJM Architects)

Mead Public Library wished to better utilize an unfinished space on the library's third floor. A dedicated periodical library, reading room, and vending café, named after prominent physician, musician, and Sheboygan native, Jerry Black, were created with stunning views from the building's southeast corner of historic downtown Sheboygan and Lake Michigan beyond. The color palette was designed to complement a collection of watercolor paintings of downtown Sheboygan by artist Ruben Vega that was commissioned and donated to the library by the Kohler Foundation.

Related Link:

"New Reading Room Tops Off Mead Library." The Sheboygan Press.