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Carnegie Library Buildings - Brantford ON
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
N 43° 08.451 W 080° 15.747
17T E 559979 N 4776720
Quick Description: In the centre of the municiple section of Brantford and across from Victoria Park is this Carnegie Building.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 4/13/2008 10:17:10 AM
Waymark Code: WM3JVP
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 38

Long Description:

According to Doors Open Brant

The Carnegie Building opened in 1904 as the Brantford Public Library. It was one of the thousands of libraries that ‘the World’s Richest Man’, Andrew Carnegie, gave to cities at the turn of the century. In the early 1990s, the library moved its collection to its current site on Colborne Street. In 1998, Wilfrid Laurier University purchased the vacant building to serve as the cornerstone of a new liberal arts college in Brantford. The building was renovated extensively to create classrooms and office space, all the while preserving the historic character of the building.

According to the marble carved information inside the door, the building was a gift from Carnegie and erected in 1902. One source claims that Carnegie donated $30,000.

Be sure to see the stain-glass skylight adorning the entrance and foyer area.

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Address of Library Building:
73 George St
Brantford, ON Canada
N3T 2Y3


Current Use of Building: Part of Wilfrid Laurier University

Year Built (optional): 1902 or 1904 depending on the source

Website about building: [Web Link]

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