The architect was John P Osborne, and the building contractor was George Webb. The foundation stone was laid on 1 August 1905. [Exactly the same people, and timing, as the library in Stirchley] nb the listings entry says the building opened on 1 August 1905…..
Awarded Grade II listing in 2011
Current status: Closed in (2017?) Replaced by a new library in a new development relatively close by. Looking for alternative tenants, but when I drove past in November 2017, no new purpose had been found for this building.
- Year grant given (if known): June 1902
- Amount of grant: £3,000
- Year opened (and by who – if known): 23 June 1906, by Thomas Gibbins (who donated the site).
Photo of library in 2009:
Photo credit: flickr user Elliott Brown, shared under cc licence
Old photo of library (postcard):
Nothing in my collection yet, but the image below appears in wikimedia:
Drove past in November 2017. Just managed a snatched photo of the front door.