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1911 Portrait of John E. ReyburnApril 8: Mayor John E. Reyburn signs an ordinance setting aside the central library plot on the Fairmount Parkway at Logan Square
April 10: Traction magnate and library trustee Peter A. B. Widener suggests Horace Trumbauer as the Free Library's advisor for an architectural competition to find a design of the central library
April 21: The Free Library Board of Trustees creates the Committee on Main Library Site and Building to erect the central library
Model of Fairmount ParkwayMay 15: The First Municipal City Planning Exhibition in America opens at City Hall and includes a model of the Fairmount Parkway showing a library at Logan Square
Ground floor plan of the New York Public LibraryMay 23: The New York Public Library by architects Carrère & Hastings opens; it serves as a model for the central library's design
June 1: Mayor John E. Reyburn decides that the Free Library should not hold a design competition, but should appoint Horace Trumbauer as the architect of the central library

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