Loughborough Library - Loughborough, Leicestershire
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Quick Description: Loughborough Community Library and Learning Centre on Granby Street, Loughborough.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/29/2016 3:21:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMQKZE
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
"The original library in Loughborough which opened in 1886 had become completely inadequate and this one was built 1903-5 following the offer of a substantial part of the funds by Andrew Carnegie, the famous philanthropist, who was at the time providing money for the building of many libraries in this country.

Imaginatively designed and finely detailed public library, including linked former librarian's house, of 1903-5 by Barrowcliff and Allcock of Loughborough. It is in an exuberant Baroque style, with the house to rear in Vernacular Revival style. The main range has an octagonal pyramidal roof and the elaborate front has much terracotta decoration and ornamental turrets at the corners. Inside the main space survives unaltered and has an octagonal domed ceiling with plasterwork ribs, thermal windows with Art Nouveau style coloured glass and a huge central octagonal skylight with similar glass. Other areas retain good fittings and Art Nouveau style glass. The house for the librarian, now storage, is linked by a corridor and here the staircase, fireplaces, doors and other fittings survive. Although there was a large extension added in the mid 1960's, this impinges only minimally on the original building."

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Address of Library Building:
Loughborough Library
Granby Street
Loughborough, Leicestershire England
LE11 3DZ

Current Use of Building: Community Library and Learning Centre

Year Built (optional): 1905

Website about building: Not listed

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