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Islington Library - Spenser Islington Library - Spenser & Bacon

Statue: Islington Library - Spenser

Inscription

{In the sculptured panel below his feet:}
Spenser

Site: Islington Library - Spenser & Bacon (3 memorials)

N5, Holloway Road, Islington Central Library

Spenser to the left; Bacon to the right. The frieze announces proudly 'Islington Central Library'. Above the keystone of the porch the date is given: '19 AD 06', confirmed by the art nouveau influence of the three ladies' heads below the frieze, also by Schenk.

This is one of the Andrew Carnegie Libraries. Architect Henry T. Hare, who, according to Wikipedia, had a habit of etching or carving a hare in every building (just the ones he designed, not every one he entered, that would be silly) but sadly in their centenary publication for the library Islington say this is "not visible today".

The Hammersmith Library was erected at the same time by the same team (Carnegie, Schenk and Hare).

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Islington Library - Spenser

Information Subjects commemorated

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Edmund Spenser

Poet.  Probably born in East or West Smithfield. Best known for the epic poem...

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Islington Library - Spenser

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Frederick E. E. Schenck

Born Edinburgh to a German immigrant lithographer. Via Stoke on Trent he move...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Islington Library - Spenser

Information Also at this site

50357

Islington Library - Bacon

{In the sculptured panel below his feet:} Bacon

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51348

Islington Library foundation stone

This stone was laid by Alderman Henry Mills JP Mayor of Islington on June 16t...

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