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Infiltration Forums > World > Lister drive/ Andrew Carnegie library Liverpool April 2017 uk(Viewed 2736 times)
lavino   |  | 
Lister drive/ Andrew Carnegie library Liverpool April 2017 uk
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visited one evening with @dangle_angle after receiving a phone call if I want to take a look. And not being to far away we met a hour later at the library.this once would have been such a grand place it still holds a lot a character but sadly this is all being stripped back to bare brick as you can see in the photos. So there looks to be work ongoing. Would have loved to have seen it in its heyday with all the fancy plaster ceilings.heres some history and photos.
History

West Derby Library (known locally as Lister Drive Library) was established with funding from an Andrew Carnegie (Philanthropist and Industrialist) grant, and opened in 1905. The Library is a one-storey brick built structure with stone dressings, a slate roof and an octagonal turret and was designed by Thomas Shelmerdine. The Library originally contained a lending library and a number of reading rooms. Sadly, following health and safety concerns, the library closed in 2006 and has remained vacant since. This period of un-occupation has resulted in the library being subject to theft, vandalism and neglect.

In the spirit of Hidden Liverpool I am pleased to share the following exciting news..........

The ‘Lister Steps Carnegie Community Hub’ project (funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund) is currently in its development stage, however once completed Lister Steps aim to relocate their existing childcare services into the building. The completed Library will also serve as a centre for community engagement, a ‘hub’ offering refreshments, activities and training opportunities for the local community and visitors.

The project will shortly begin a period of consultation with stakeholders and members of the community. The project aims to host a number of heritage activities in the near future such as tours of the Library and an oral history project.



























































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Re: Lister drive/ Andrew Carnegie library Liverpool April 2017 uk
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It's a shame that any Carnegie Library sits abandoned, a lot of work went into making them so beautiful.



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Im starting to look for your new sets of pics. I am really enjoying your threads lately. This set is no exception. Gorgeous exterior shots...pic 2 and 3 are lovely. Could i ask that you number your photos so i can readily recall those i wish to comment on... That would be awesome! This library must of been exquisite in its prime with the dome over head, grand woodwork, and the floors look like there use to be recessed lighting under glass insets!?!


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lavino   |  | 
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Thank you for your comment I really appreciate it. Yes the floor had glass cubes set in it. And would have thrown light to the darker floor beneath it. And a lot of the wooden floors has been now taken up. I just hope it all gets reused.



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Posted by lavino
Thank you for your comment I really appreciate it. Yes the floor had glass cubes set in it. And would have thrown light to the darker floor beneath it. And a lot of the wooden floors has been now taken up. I just hope it all gets reused.



You are Welcome! Would you happen to know what kind of blooming tree that is. Thats beautiful!



A place of Mystery is Always worth a curiosity trip!
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Posted by MisUnderstood!



You are Welcome! Would you happen to know what kind of blooming tree that is. Thats beautiful!


I'm sure it's called cherry blossom.the lane where I live is very long and these trees line it on both sides I have one right out side my house they are all in full bloom now.



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It must look and smell wonderful where you live Thanks!



A place of Mystery is Always worth a curiosity trip!
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Great set!



One day I got a good camera.
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A little link from the Liverpool echo
https://www.liverp...liverpool-13200026



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A little link from the Liverpool echo
https://www.liverp...liverpool-13200026



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What a wonderful set, thank you so much for sharing.



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What a quaint little place. True to its name, it really feels like a place for learning, if not quiet contemplation. At least now it will be serving the community again once modified I guess.



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You do have a way lavino!
Thank you for the peek inside




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