library windows

By: Lesley

Dec 09 2010

Category: Brantford, library


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The library in Brantford was in several locations before this main branch was built in 1904. This Carnegie Library has named each of its windows after a 19th century author.

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9 comments on “library windows”

  1. That’s a wonderful photo. Thanks.

  2. What a fine library building. Book lover «Louis» is resistant to the idea of Kindles and e-Readers. Book in hand is the way for «Louis» (who is currently reading Carlo d’Este’s biography of Churchill.

    • I would agree … there is something about the smell and feel of a book in one’s hand. And when it is a hefty tome (such as I assume this bio would be) one likes to be able to see the progress of pages getting less and less on the right hand side.

  3. Love it! They would never spend the money to do that today.

  4. It looks so nice and clean. It had to have been built long ago. Today many of the buildings are just ugly. I love the details they put into each of the window frames.

  5. I think this is the first time I have ever noticed author names over library windows! I will have to pay more attention!

  6. Ah yes…
    Libraries are not what they used to be.
    I too miss the buildings and their atmosphere of calm dignity.

  7. […] The Carnegie Building opened in 1904 as the Brantford Public Library. In the early 1990s, the library moved its collection to a newer facility. In 1998, Wilfrid Laurier University purchased the vacant building to be used as a new liberal arts college in Brantford.  The building was renovated extensively to create classrooms and office space while preserving the historic character of the building. A closer view of the windows can be seen here […]

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