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C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library

FleischmanGarcia was selected to design the new C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library, formerly known as the College Hill Branch Library, by Hillsborough County. Located in East Tampa, the new 25,000 sq. ft. public library replaced the existing library, originally built in 1994 and named after C. Blythe Andrews, Jr., a publisher of the Florida Sentinel Bulletin. A section of the new library houses newspaper archives and is dedicated to Andrews, in memoriam of his notable career as a journalist, editor, and publisher for nearly 50 years. The two-story building takes on contemporary design elements, and incorporates three large community rooms, a Kid's Zone and a recording studio.