The architect was George W. Leighton of Ipswich. From the entry linked below from today’s library “The building was extremely impressive, and very different to todays library. Books were not immediately accessible to readers, but had to be chosen from a printed catalogue. The open access system was put in place in 1923. Sadly, in 1941 the library was destroyed by a bomb, although much of the stock was saved.”
Current status: Destroyed by a bomb in 1941
- Year grant given (if known): 1902
- Amount of grant: £6,000
- Year opened (and by who): 25 November 1905, Mrs E Tuttle, mayoress
Old photo of library (postcard):
Nothing in my collection yet. The library fb link includes a photo gallery.