Owners of Auburn’s Osborne Library want to fix roof, save building

AUBURN — Progress is moving forward to save the Osborne Library, which was once part of prison reformer Thomas Mott Osborne’s home.

The nearly 110-year-old building, located at 3 Fitch Ave. in Auburn, has been sitting vacant for over 20 years and has a slew of structural problems — the most pressing being a collapsed roof — that pose a safety risk. It was added to the Auburn Fire Department’s vacant building registry in 2017 and in 2018, the city of Auburn’s code enforcement department placed a demolish or repair order on the building…