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1917 Groundbreaking ceremony for the Main Library Building, May 12, 1917May 12: Ground is broken for the central library
May 22: On appeal of John F. Flinn vs. City, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court grants the injunction blocking the awarding of contracts for the construction of the central library; the construction contracts are annulled
July 12: New bids are received for the central library building, plumbing, and electrical contracts
July 17: New central library building, plumbing, and electrical contracts are awarded
October 13: Court refuses to grant a preliminary injunction blocking the construction of the central library in the second Walter R. Taylor vs. City lawsuit
1918 January 19: Horace Trumbauer completes detailed drawings for the central library
January 30: Jacques Gréber's redesign of the Fairmount Parkway are exhibited publicly

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