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Description: Central Library and Grundy Art Gallery
Date Listed: 20 October 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 183676
OS Grid Reference: SD3077136548
OS Grid Coordinates: 330771, 436548
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8206, -3.0531
SD 33 NW BLACKPOOL QUEEN STREET
2/19 Central Library and
Grundy Art Gallery
Library and Art Gallery 1909-10, by Cullen, Lockhead and Brown. Red brick
with stone dressings; in free Baroque style. Two storeys on corner site
with facades to Abingdon Street and Queen Street. Each facade has 2
flanking pylons on stone plinths, with giant arch breaking the entablature,
jambs of banded stone and brick, enclosing pedimented ground floor window
and upper staircase window surmounted by a bullseye; between the pylons
4 round-headed windows with eared architraves and exaggerated keystones,
between banded pilaster strips. Stone entablature; attic storey above
with rectangular windows in architraves with keystones. Facades are
hinged on an octagonal lead-roofed dome with urn finial, across which is
carried a curved colonnade of coupled Ionic columns supporting an
entablature and balustrade; central panel of frieze carries the words
"Central Public Library". Art Gallery adjoining the Queen Street facade
has banded quoins and entrance of coupled Ionic columns in antis and
entablature with stone coping incorporating balustrade.
Listing NGR: SD3077136548
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Source: English Heritage
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