Selly Oak library

Brief description

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: Still open as a public library, run by Birmingham council (2016)

  • 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 today (2009):

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Photo credit: flickr user Elliott Brown, shared under cc licence

Details:

Old photo of library (postcard):

Nothing in my collection yet, but the image below appears in wikimedia:

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