Posted by: deirdrea | September 4, 2009

Building the Mansard Roof



Building the Mansard Roof, originally uploaded by deirdrej.

Hey, everybody! Just thought I’d show you a couple of pictures of what’s going on in our new Children’s Room!

This is a replica of the “American Girl” house (also known as The Doll House, or The Ragtime House), made famous by Valerie Tripp in the “American Girl” book series. The house is actually in Mount Kisco, so it’s cool to have a replica in the Children’s Room of the Mt. Kisco Library!

The big bay window you see (with the protective blue sheeting) will have shelving for special displays.

Hope you like the picture!

The grand opening of the library is going to be on September 12th. If you are in the area, please come!

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  1. hey hey!! I’m the first one to comment. Its too lovely. Loved it 🙂

  2. Thank you, Dinesh!

    I think it’s going to be really awesome when it’s finished. I’ll keep everybody posted!

    Stay well — have a good weekend.

  3. how much money does this cost for this doll house

  4. Hi, Grantal,

    I’m afraid I haven’t got an exact answer for you — the doll’s house was a gift to us from a lot of different people, who donated money, materials and labor so that it could be built. Its cost was not part of the cost of the new library — it was an extra gift.

    However, if you would like to know more about the specifics, I would encourage you to contact the library director. You can find contact information at the library web site.

    Alternitavely, you could talk to the carpenter who built the doll’s house for us. His name is Thomas A. Dietz, of Dietz Woodworking Ltd. I don’t think he has a website, but he would be happy to have people call him and his number is (845) 598-2072.

    I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures! Kids love the Doll’s House when they come into the library!


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