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Old Westminster Library - foundation stone Old Westminster Library - 6 heads

Plaque: Old Westminster Library - foundation stone

Erection date: 1892

Inscription

Westminster Public Library
The united parishes of St Margaret and St John the Evangelist adopted the Library Act of 1855 on the 19th May 1856, and purchased the property of Westminster Literary Scientific and Mechanics' Institution situated on the opposite side of this street thus being the first London parish to carry the Act into execution. This building was erected in 1892.
Commissioners
Henry W. Budd
R. E. H. Goffin
H. O. Hamborg
John Kent
Charles Palmer
C. Spencer Smith
H. N. B. Spink MLSB
Charles D. Steel
Alfred Wright
Henry E. Poole - Secretary and Librarian

This stone was laid by H. N. B. Spink

Site: Old Westminster Library - 6 heads (7 memorials)

SW1, Great Smith Street

The foundation stone is immediately to the right of the central entrance.

Above the entrance: "Westminster Public Library, The united parishes of St Margaret and St John the Evangelist, AD 1893". In 1985 this building was threatened with demolition and was only saved by a campaign which brought about the Thorney Island Society.

The Listing identifies the heads for us, and we've numbered them left to right.

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Westminster Literary Scientific and Mechanics' Institution

In 1856 this building was purchased by the Vestry Council of St Margaret and ...

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Henry W. Budd

A Commissioner for the 1892 Westminster Public Library.

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R. E. H. Goffin

A Commissioner for the 1892 Westminster Public Library.

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Herman Olsen Hamborg

A Commissioner for the 1892 Westminster Public Baths and Wash-houses and for ...

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John Kent

A Commissioner for the 1892 Westminster Public Library.

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H. N. B. Spink

A Commissioner for the 1892 Westminster Public Library. The plaque gives him...

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