Designed by the Corporation Surveyor, Thomas Shelmerdine (who also designed Kensington and Toxteth libraries), in a style described as “Vernacular Revival style with strong Arts & Crafts influences.” The land for Garston Library was bought by Liverpool Corporation and the building work was carried out by Messrs Brown & Backhouse.
Awarded Grade II listing in 2012
Current status: Still open as a public library, run by Liverpool city council (2017)
- Year grant given (if known):
- Amount of grant: £8183
- Year opened (and by who – if known): 26 May 1909 by Councillor F J Leslie, Chairman of the Library, Museum & Arts Committee
Photo of library today (2017):
Old photo of library (postcard):
Nothing in my collection yet
Yes, in June 2017, on a visit to Liverpool which also took in Sefton Park, Kensington library, and Central library.