Monday, 25 February 2019

Lister Drive Library, Liverpool


Lister Drive/ Andrew Carnegie Library was constructed with a donation of funding from local philanthropost Andrew Carnegie, and opened in 1905. The Library is a two-storey brick built building, a slate roof and an octagonal turret and was designed by Thomas Shelmerdine. 

The Library originally contained a lending library and a number of reading rooms. Sadly, following an accident involving a member of staff, the library closed in 2006 and has remained vacant since. This period of un-occupation has resulted in the library being subject to theft, vandalism and neglect. However the library is set to get a fresh start with plans being approved to turn the building into a community hub.


Esoteric Eric

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