The architect was C J Anderson (blog post linked below says Anderson and Crawford, of Liverpool). Described as being in free Renaissance style.
Awarded Grade II listing in 1996.
Current status: Closed in 2013. It may have been used as a community centre, but numerous plans were put forward which never came to fruition. News report in May 2020 (linked below) mentions plans to refurbish and turn into a “sustainable business hub.”
- Year grant given (if known):
- Amount of grant:
- Year opened (and by who – if known): 1905 (although foundation stone plaque says 1904). Again – blog post differs – says opened in 1906.
Photo of library in 2009 :
Old photo of library (postcard):
Nothing in my collection yet – but the blog post below contains one.
- Entry on the listed buildings register
- Blog post: Liverpool libraries – past, present, future (March 2017)
- News article: Iconic Merseyside building closed by council after 108 years set to be transformed (May 2020)