Plaque

Carnegie - Islington West Library

Erection date: 24/7/1907

Inscription

Metropolitan Borough of Islington Public Libraries
This building, towards which Mr Andrew Carnegie LL.D. generously contributed £3,000, was opened to the public on Wednesday July 24 1907.

Site: Islington West Library (2 memorials)

N1, Thornhill Square, Islington West Library

We were admiring the decorative brickwork on this 1906 building, rather hoping it might have a plaque so that we could include it. It has a plaque, quite dull so we have not photographed it, but the building has the alphabet integrated into the design, all 26 letters. The photograph shows F, G and H, each carved superimposed on a Greek palmette. We cannot think of a better decoration for a library but we've never seen the alphabet honoured in this way before.

Comparing the date on the plaque inside the foyer, with the date on the stone outside, we see that the library opened exactly one week before the stone was laid.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Carnegie - Islington West Library

Subjects commemorated i

Andrew Carnegie

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