Bonnette says there is a flurry of activity happening. In addition to all the work in drying the building and contents out, they are assessing the damage and dealing with insurance companies. She confirms that no library functions are happening at 424 Texas. “We were working on a new layout for the entire library, including revamping the 3rd and 4th floors for Southern University (School of Law),” Bonnette tells us. “This is in addition to roof and window work and dealing with some previous water damage.”

Putman Restoration called for the dry out.

424 Texas is a historic building more than a century old. The majority of the building has been closed to the public since Covid.