In 1973, the Society finally got to realize its long-held dream of more space with the opening of its new research library in the former Artisans Saving Bank at 505 North Market Street. At the Board of Directors Meeting on March 21, 1973, the President, Walter J. Heacock, announced that renovations to the new building were substantially completed and that a reception and preview for contributors to the Renovation Fund would be held on April 1st. On April 17th, the Society held its 109th Annual Meeting in the new space (even though renovations were not yet fully completed) so that the President could take the opportunity to thank everyone who was involved in the project.
At the Executive Committee meeting on May 23, 1973, the President was finally able to report that the temporary quarters the Society had been occupying at 509 North Market Street had been vacated and that the move to the new building was complete, with Executive Director and his staff now located in “much improved offices.” Thus, the resolution adopted the previous year to “convert the premises to a library, reading room and administrative offices” had come to a satisfying conclusion and the Society was glad to be able to embark on the next stage of its organizational life. The handsome building continues to welcome researchers today.