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Coldside Carnegie library
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Clova
N 56° 28.571 W 002° 58.757
30V E 501276 N 6259079
Quick Description: Coldside community library
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/28/2006 7:20:11 AM
Waymark Code: WM9J6
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Max Cacher
Views: 25

Long Description:
Coldside Library Coldside library in northern Dundee is a novel variation from the classical norm, with its long single storey curved frontage finished with elaborate end bays.
James Thomson, who had been appointed City Architect in 1904, designed all of Dundee's Carnegie libraries with the exception of Arthurstone which had been started by his predecessor. Thomson thought that neo-classicism was the correct style to maintain civic dignity, and he used a unique interpretation of his ideas with Coldside library.
Thomson was also an early pioneer of town planning and the modern thinking about cities that accompanied the new century. He had idealistic views about leaving beautiful planned cities for future generations. His libraries and other public buildings went some way towards achieving a planned order in early twentieth century industrial Dundee.

The site to build the library was donated by Charles Barrie, a former Lord Provost of the city, whose family home had previously occupied the site. When the library was officially opened on 22nd October 1908, Barrie was asked to perform the opening ceremony, which was also attended by Hew Morrison representing Andrew Carnegie. There was a banquet afterwards in the Victoria Art Galleries hosted by Lord Provost Longair.

Approximate date of opening.: 10/22/1908

Classification of Library: Not listed

Internet access available: Not listed

Hours of Operation: Not listed

Additional Internet Connection Options: Not listed

Library Website: Not listed

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