A library first opened in Birkdale (near Birkdale rail station) on 2nd December 1905. It was built with the financial support of Andrew Carnegie. The architects were Brown and Dutch.
This library was demolished in 1970 when the land on which it stood was earmarked for redevelopment*; a temporary building on Liverpool Road then housed the service. The present Birkdale Library opened on 5th March 1974. [*where the Carnegie Court Flats now stand]
Current status:Demolished in 1970
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- Year opened (and by who – if known): 2 December 1905
Old photo of library (postcard):
Nothing in my collection yet, but this Photo gallery of Birkdale village contains an old postcard.
Also, flickr user Robert Wade has uploaded a scan
- Article: From this…. to this < about the red brick block of flats that replaced the library