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25 January 2013

1905 – Public Library, St. Catharines, Ontario

St. Catharines established a free public library in 1888. The library board received a $25,000 gift from Andrew Carnegie in December 1901. Its new building opened to the public on 2 January 1905....

26 October 2012

1882 – Proposal for Belfast Central Library

Architect: T.N. Deane & Son Unsuccessful entry in 1882 competition to design a new central library for Belfast. The competition was won by W.H. Lynn. Published in The Builder, February 16 1884.

12 September 2012

1870 – Public Library, Cincinnati, Ohio

Architect: James W. McLaughlin Opened in 1870 and in later years known as Old Main. The main hall with its towering book stacks and clearly expressed metal structure was a fantastic internal space....

23 July 2012

1905 – Former Carnegie Library, William St., Winnipeg

Architect: Samuel Hooper The Carnegie Public Library was officially opened on October 11th, 1905 by Governor General Earl Grey and functioned as Winnipeg’s central library until the completion of the Centennial Library in...

01 June 2012

1913 – Library, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Architect: Reid & McAlpine A fine library building still in use today. Funded through a debenture after the city applied to the Carnegie Foundation for funding, the amount which the Foundation was willing...

25 May 2012

1879 – Derby Free Library & Museum, Derbyshire

Architect: R. Knill Freeman Derby Museum and Art Gallery was established in 1879, along with Derby Central Library, in a new building designed by Richard Knill Freeman and given to Derby by Michael...

01 April 2012

1912 – Public library, Regina, Saskatchewan

Architect: Storey & Van Egmond In 1910, after an approach from the city of Regina, Andrew Carnegie provided an initial grant of $30,000.00 for a new library building which was subsequently increased to...

13 February 2012

1881 – Inner Temple Library, London

Architect: Robert W. Edis Details of front for new Inner Temple Library. “We give illustrations to-day of the additions that have been made to the Inner Temple Library in King’s Bench “Walk, from...

24 January 2012

1890 – Library, Hamilton, Ontario

Architect: In 1913 the first Hamilton Public Library vacated their building, built on Main Street West near James in 1890, and moved across the street into the new Carnegie Library. The City finally...