The building was designed in the classical style by Vernon Hodge of Teddington (London). The foundation stone was laid by the Mayoress, Mrs Birkett Evans on 1 January 1906. It was the borough library until 1973.
Awarded Grade II listing.
Current status: No longer a public library, the building in Queen’s Square housed council offices from 1973. The news article linked below from December 2020 announced that the council planned to sell it. (2020)
- Year grant given (if known):
- Amount of grant: £4,000 to build plus £300 to furnish
- Year opened (and by who – if known): 15 February 1907 by Sir Foster Cunliffe
Photo of library in 2015 :
Old photo of library (postcard):
Nothing in my collection yet – but the news article linked below contains a photo. As does the Wrexham History site.