Plaque

Shepherd's Bush Library - plaque

Erection date: 2015

Inscription

Passmore Edwards Public Library
This building was originally the Shepherd's Bush library, one of 24 public libraries founded by Victorian newspaper proprietor and philanthropist John Passmore Edwards. It was designed by architect Maurice B Adams and opened in 1896. The library moved to another site in 2009. It was converted into a theatre in 2011.
Hammersmith and Fulham Historic Buildings Group
2013

Hammersmith and Fulham Historic Buildings Group tell us that the discrepancy between the date on the plaque and the date of erection is explained by an unexpected delay.

Site: Shepherd's Bush Library (3 memorials)

W12, Uxbridge Road, 7

The blue plaque is next to the lower right window of the building, and the foundation stone is on the right of the doorway. The Hunt and Keene memorial is around the corner in Pennard Road.

High at the right of the building is a date plaque: 1895, and above the entrance: Passmore Edwards Public Library.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Shepherd's Bush Library - plaque

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Shepherd's Bush Library

One of a number of libraries founded by the philanthropist John Passmore Edwa...

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Maurice Adams

Architect. Born Maurice Bingham Adams. He was instrumental in the founding of...

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John Passmore Edwards

Political and social reformer, politician, peace activist, and anti-slavery c...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Shepherd's Bush Library - plaque

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Hammersmith and Fulham Historic Buildings Group

Founded to focus attention on the historic environment of the borough and to ...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Shepherd's Bush Library - plaque

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Shepherd's Bush Library - foundation stone

Shepherd's Bush Library - foundation stone

This foundation stone was laid by the donor J. Passmore Edwards Esq on the 4t...

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Shepherd's Bush Library - Hunt and Keene

Shepherd's Bush Library - Hunt and Keene

The presence of this memorial here is explained by Teacher Trail 8: Hunt "liv...

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