New library a sign of an evolving Marmalade

The newly opened Marmalade Branch at the intersection of 500 North and 300 West. Image by Isaac Riddle.
The newly opened Marmalade Branch at the intersection of 500 North and 300 West. Image by Isaac Riddle.
The newly opened Marmalade Branch as seen on 300 West. Image by Isaac Riddle.
The newly opened Marmalade Branch as seen on 300 West. Image by Isaac Riddle.
Residents gather to hear city leaders speak at the public plaza just east of the library. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Residents gather to hear city leaders speak at the public plaza just east of the library. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Residents wait in line to see the new Marmalade Branch at the library's grand opening. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Residents wait in line to see the new Marmalade Branch at the library’s grand opening. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Moka Cafe is on the first floor of the Marmalade Branch. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The Moka Cafe offers a typical cafe menu and is on the first floor of the Marmalade Branch. Photo by Isaac Riddle.

 

A public plaza on the north side of the library. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
A public plaza on the north side of the library. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Residents line up to register for library cards. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Residents line up to register for library cards, while other residents explore the new library.  Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Visitors explore the second-floor terrace. The terrace wraps around the east side of the building and offers views of downtown Salt Lake and the Utah State Capitol. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
Visitors explore the second-floor terrace. The terrace wraps around the east side of the building and offers views of downtown Salt Lake and the Utah State Capitol. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The downtown skyline as seen from the second floor of the Marmalade Branch. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The downtown skyline as seen from the second floor of the Marmalade Branch. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The site for the proposed mixed-use development by Clearwater Homes. A temporarily wall with art created by local elementary students will separate the library from the project's construction. Photo by Isaac Riddle.
The site for the proposed mixed-use development by Clearwater Homes. A temporarily wall with art created by local elementary students will separate the library from the project’s construction. Photo by Isaac Riddle.

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Isaac Riddle grew up just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. He has a BA in English literature from the University of Utah and a Masters of Journalism from Temple University. Isaac has written for Next City, The Philadelphia Public School Notebook and Salt Lake City Weekly. Before embarking on a career in journalism, Isaac taught High School English in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Isaac is the founder of Building Salt Lake and can be reached at isaac@buildingsaltlake.com.