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09 January 2012

1868 – Old Library, Queen’s University Belfast

Architect: Lanyon, Lynn and Lanyon Illustration showing the interior of the Old Library as originally designed by W.H. Lynn. The building was described by the English poet Philip Larkin (who was sub-librarian at...

09 December 2011

1882 – Proposal for Belfast Central Library

Architect: Maxwell & Tuke Second placed design in architecture competition to design new Central Library for Belfast. The winning design was by W.H. Lynn, and his building was completed in 1888.

01 August 2011

1912 – Memorial Park Library, Calgary, Alberta

Architect: McLean & Wright Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie funded $80,000 of the $100,000 cost of Calgary’s Central Library, which was the first purpose-built public library in Alberta. It was designed by Boston architects McLean...

06 July 2011

1889 – Memorial Library, Acton, Massachusetts

Architect: Hartwell & Richardson Design published in the American Architect and Building News, June 1889. In 1890, William Allan Wilde, Acton native, offered to build the library in memorial to the men of...

05 July 2011

1889 – Memorial Library, Lexington, Kentucky

Architect: Willis Jefferson Polk Published in the American Architect and Building News, March 9 1889. Designed by Willis Jefferson Polk (October 3, 1867-September 10, 1924) best known for his work in San Francisco.

28 April 2011

2009 – Civic Building, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick

Architect: ABK Architects The 1630m2 project for the town of Kilmallock proposes to reinvigorate the social and cultural life of the town, concentrating a series of key social functions to generate a new...

28 April 2011

2004 – Athlone Civic Centre and Library, Co. Westmeath

Architect: Keith Williams Architects Completed in 2004, the Civic Centre, Library and Centre Square are the main focal points of a strategic master plan for the regeneration of Athlone.

15 February 2011

1873 – New Library, Grafton Street, London

Architect: T. Cragfield Clarke New library for Dr. Williams Frost, front elevation & details published in The Building News, March 28th 1873.

14 February 2011

1858 – New Library, Exeter College, Oxford

Architect: George Gilbert Scott