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Location DB > Bahamas > New Providence Island > Nassau > Nassau Library
Nassau Library
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created by CopySix on 10/25/2005 12:23 AM
last modified by Hi/Po on 9/19/2010 6:32 AM
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Octagonal masonry building. Prisoners' cells occupied the first and second floors. Open balcony surrounding a central space on the third floor, from which a bell rang to summon House of Assembly members to meetings.
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Type: Building
Status: Active
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Shirley Street
Nassau, New Providence Island
Owner: Government of Bahamas
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    Have a look around the small prison cells, which is now crammed with book shelves, look at the collection of historic prints, old colonial documents, and Arawak artifacts (including human skulls!).

    The former dungeons are not accessible to the public. Walk up the stairs to the top balcony for some views of Parliament Square.
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  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1797
    Closed: 0
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    Built in 1797, this octagonal building was formerly used as the Nassau Gaol (or "jail"). It became the public library in 1873.
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    October 2005 Trip
    Tue, Oct 25th, 2005
    posted by CopySix
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 9/19/2010 1:53 PM.

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  • on Sep 19 10 at 13:53, Steed validated this location
  • on Sep 19 10 at 6:32, Hi/Po changed the following: History, Description
  • on Aug 19 07 at 1:23, Mutt validated this location
  • on Feb 28 06 at 2:54, Jupiter changed the following: Province / State (please use full name)
  • on Oct 25 05 at 1:12, CopySix made this location available
  • on Oct 25 05 at 1:12, CopySix updated gallery picture Library 1937
  • on Oct 25 05 at 1:11, CopySix updated gallery picture The Bell Room
  • on Oct 25 05 at 1:09, CopySix updated gallery picture Nearly-Headless-Nick
  • on Oct 25 05 at 1:08, CopySix updated gallery picture Library Stairs
  • on Oct 25 05 at 1:08, CopySix updated gallery picture Stairs to 3rd Flr.
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