Carnegie Libray - Harroagate, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 59.453 W 001° 32.310
30U E 595818 N 5983495
Quick Description: This Carnegie Library opened its doors in 1906.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/4/2022 2:09:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM15GT6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
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Long Description:
A plaque on the wall next to the entrance has the following information about the library.
THE LIBRARY
HARROGATE'S FIRST PUBLIC LIBRARY WAS OPENED IN 1887 AT FERN VILLA IN PRINCES
STREET. IN 1903, WHEN PLANS WERE ALREADY AFOOT TO REPLACE A TEMPORARY
BUILDING ON THE PRESENT SITE WITH A NEW TOWN HALL. MR. ANDREW CARNEGIE
OFFERED £7,500 TOWARDS THE COST OF THE LIBRARY WING ON WHICH WORK BEGAN
ON 17TH OCTOBER 1904. DESIGNED BY H.T. HARE AS PART OF A GIGANTC NEO-BAROQUE
'MUNICIPAL PALACE' COMPLETE WITH CLOCK TOWER, ONLY THE LIBRARY WAS BUILT.
APPROPRIATELY, IT WAS OPENED ON THE 24TH JANUARY 1906 BY THE BISHOP OF BATH
AND WELLS, THE REMAINDER OF THE SITE BEING LAID OUT AS THE LIBRARY GARDENS.
THE ART GALLERY WAS ADDED TO THE UPPER FLOOR IN 1930.
HARROGATE BOROUGH COUNCIL 1983
Address of Library Building:
Carnegie Library
Victoria Avenue
Harrogate, North Yorkshire United Kingdom


Current Use of Building: Library

Year Built (optional): 1906

Website about building: [Web Link]

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