Crosby library

Brief description

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.” 

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  • 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 :

Photo credit: Sue Adair. Geograph via wikicommons. Shared by CC BY-SA 2.0

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Old photo of library (postcard):

Nothing in my collection yet – but the blog post below contains one.

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Birkdale library

Brief description

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.

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Also, flickr user Robert Wade has uploaded a scan

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