Library once had role as theater
TEMPLE, TX — While showing few signs of its former self, the Ritz Theater has been standing as a library for over 20 years.
After spending a few minutes browsing aisles of books at McGinley Memorial Library, it’s easy to forget that long ago the place was a movie theater where people lived out today’s distant memories.
Although the exterior of the McGregor library still looks exactly like a theater, once you get indoors, 14,000 books and a computer lab mask the building’s past. Just a few clues shed light on its former role.
Read the full story in the Temple Daily Telegram.