The architect was Maurice B. Adams. Borough of Woolwich is carved in the stone above the former entrance – another illustration of how borders have shifted in London, as this library is now in Greenwich.
Awarded Grade II listing in 2000.
Current status: Still a library , but now part of the modern “Eltham Centre” – which also contains a leisure centre and cafe. I’m glad they kept the frontage – and yes, the library is still behind those windows, but that is no longer the front door. The centre’s entrance is around the corner.
- Year grant given (if known):
- Amount of grant:
- Year opened (and by who – if known): 1906
Photo of library today:
Old photo of library (postcard):
We visited in 2011, and had a quick wander round the new Eltham centre.
- Archiseek has a drawing which incorporates a plan of the library
- Entry on the listed buildings register