The mayor of Poplar heard a speech by Andrew Carnegie in 1902 at the Guildhall, which included his offer to finance public libraries. He responded quickly, and within a month it had been agreed that £15,000 would be provided for the erection of libraries at Bromley and Cubitt Town.The architects were Squire, Myers and Petch. This library is on the approach to the Blackwall Tunnel – now on a busy dual carriageway.
Awarded Grade II listing in 1973.
Current status: Not sure when it closed as a library. Now repurposed as offices (2021)
- Year grant given (if known): 1902
- Amount of grant: Part of the £15,000 provided for Bromley-by-Bow and Cubitt Town.
- Year opened (and by who – if known): 1905
Photo of library in 2021 :
Old photo of library (postcard):
Nothing in my collection yet
Driven past a number of times.