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26 January 2016

1908 – Carnegie Library & Museum, Pery Sq., Limerick

Architect: G.P. Sheridan Library funded by donation from Andrew Carnegie, and constructed after an architectural competition. Sheridan’s design was actually placed second by the assessor G.C. Ashlin. The foundation stone was laid by...

06 January 2016

1906 – Proposal for Carnegie Library, Derry

Architect: M.A. Robinson Unbuilt proposal for a new Carnegie Library in the Diamond on the site of the former Townhall which had been destroyed in a fire.

05 December 2014

2014 – Library, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Architect: Carr Cotter & Naessens Dlr Lexicon is a new public library for Dún Laoghaire designed to provide a new landmark between the town and coastline. The four-storey structure was built into the...

07 July 2014

1901 – Passmore Edwards Library, Bow, London

Architect: S.B. Russell Largely completed as illustrated, although some of the more decorative elements such as the plaque on the gable and the cupola were never finished. “This building is in the Roman-road,...

14 April 2014

1880 – Cardiff Free Library & School of Art

Architect: J.H. Brett Submission for architectural competition to design a new central library for Cardiff. Submitted by Dublin architect J.H. Brett, the winning design was by architects James, Seward and Thomas,and was erected...

10 April 2014

1899 – Library & Central Technical Schools, Truro, Cornwall

Architect: Silvanus Trevail The funding of Passmore Edwards led to the construction of firstly the Library, in 1896 and then the adjacent schools in 1899. Buildings funded by Edwards regularly got illustrated in...

09 April 2014

1903 – Savage Memorial Hall & Public Library, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Architect: H.A. Cheers The erection of this library was made possible by a donation from the Estate of William Savage and a subsidy from the Colonial Government. Cheers’ design was selected after an...

09 April 2014

1897 – Unbuilt Designs, Savage Memorial Hall, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Architect: Bateman & Bateman An architectural competition was held to design this public library and hall, it was won by English architect Henry A. Cheers. Second place was awarded to Bateman & Bateman....

01 April 2014

1899 – Public Library, Roath, Cardiff, Wales

Architect: Teather & Wilson Still in use as a public library today, the building was constructed slightly larger than illustrated, with an extra two bays. “This building is proposed to be erected at...

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