Building Name

Levenshulme Carnegie Library

Date
1903 - 1904
Street
Cromwell Road
District/Town
Levenshulme
County/Country
GMCA, England
Architect
Work
New Build
Contractor
Burgess and Galt of Ardwick

Mr C. A. Cripps, MP, opened a new Carnegie free library in Levenshulme, a suburb of Manchester, on Saturday. Mr Carnegie contributed £2,500, the cost of the building, on the usual terms. Two special features of the library are a room set apart for juveniles, in which, besides papers and periodicals, such games as chess, draughts, and dominoes may be enjoyed; and adjoining the main reading room and reached through a vestibule door is a long verandah where people may sit and read in fine weather. The building has been designed by Mr James and Mr J. Jepson, surveyor and architect to the urban district council; the builders were Messrs Burgess and Gait, of Ardwick. [Building News 9 December 1904 page 849]

Reference    Building News 11 September 1903 p363 - contracts
Reference    British Architect 4 September 1903 Page viii - contracts
Reference    British Architect 9 October 1903 Page x - tenders
Reference    Building News 11 December 1903 page 791 - foundation stone
Reference    Manchester Guardian 5 December 1904 page 8 - opening
Reference    British Architect 9 December 1904 Page 433 - opening
Reference    Building News 9 December 1904 page 849 - opening