Levenshulme library

Brief description

The first brick was laid on 5 December 1903 and the library opened in 1904. The architect was James Jepson.

Current status: Closed in 2016 when the new Arcadia library and leisure centre opened in central Levenshulme. See news article linked below – the building has been redeveloped, and reopened as an arts and community centre in 2018.

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  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 1904

Photo of library in 2016:




Old photo of library (postcard):



Visited on 13 April 2016 (after it had closed, so I only saw the outside).

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One thought on “Levenshulme library”

  1. Nice to come across your post about Levenshulme Library in Manchester. Since you visited we have re-opened it as a community run arts and culture centre. You can find some information, including its history (I visited the Carnegie archive in Edinburgh and got copies of many of the original endowment papers) on our website.

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