The architects were Alfred George Hall and john Henry Arthur Phillips. After the opening ceremony, Carnegie became the first person to be awarded the Freedom of Peterborough.
Current status: Ceased to be a library in 1990. When I saw it in 2011, it was a chinese restaurant. The photo on the Shelflife project shows a restaurant called Bashoh – an indian restaurant (2020).
- Year grant given (if known):
- Amount of grant: £6,700
- Year opened (and by who – if known): Opened by Andrew Carnegie on 24* May 1906 (see photo below) *nb on site said 29 May.
Photo of library in 2011:
Opening ceremony in 1906
Old photo of library (postcard):
Apparently the market was close by, I don’t think the sheep are being taken for storytime!
Yes, although I just saw the outside. Peterborough’s new library is close by on the opposite side of the road.