a gift

By: Lesley

Mar 14 2012

Category: Orangeville, SIGNS


Focal Length:20mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D60

Andrew Carnegie made many such gifts, 111 of them in Ontario alone. In most of the smaller towns and cities a Carnegie library is instantly recognizable as after 1905 they were built of a standard design. And all say ‘Public Library’ or ‘Carnegie Library’ above the grand front entrance, although this particular library in Orangeville has had some modifications done and the name is obscured, but this plaque remains. You can see the rest of the building here.

Participating in signs, signs.


11 comments on “a gift”

  1. Such a public-minded man!

  2. I’m so glad this plaque remains!

  3. This is cool! I didn’t know there was a Carnegie connection in Toronto. 🙂

  4. Great, solid sign.

  5. In the little town of Price, Utah we had a Carnegie Library. I thought that was special until I found out that more towns had a Carnegie library than towns that didn’t.

  6. a library is a wonderful gift!

    I love your composition

  7. This is so interesting.I did not know Carnegie was a Canadian. I learn new things each day. genie

  8. Let’s hope the plaque always remains.

  9. I also never knew Carnegie was Canadian. grate sign Lesley

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