Description: District Public Library Wednesbury
Date Listed: 29 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 219383
OS Grid Reference: SO9895495110
OS Grid Coordinates: 398954, 295110
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5538, -2.0168
SANDWELL MB WALSALL STREET/HOLLIES DRIVE
SO 9895 SE
11/162 District Public Library
Public library. 1907 by Crouch, Butler and Savage (foundation stone).
Red brick and limestone with slate roof. Two storeys. South facade,
facing Walsall Road, of four bays, flanked by broad stone pilaster strips
with round-headed niches to the upper storey, and with modillion cornice.
The lower windows have segmental heads. Above each is a carved stone
wreath. The upper windows are of two lights with recessed Tuscan columns
as mullions. Domed stone cupola on ridge of roof. The right hand return
wall is in three sections separated by pilaster strips. At the left are
three windows on the ground floor similar to those of the south facade.
On the first floor is a Venetian window. At the right the ground floor is
similar. On the first floor is a 5-light window with Tuscan columns as
mullions. The central section is of three bays and has 3-light windows on
the first floor. In the central bay is a door surround which incorporates
a 3-light mullioned window, pediment, Doric quarter-columns, the arms of
the Borough, and inscriptions: "AC" (Andrew Carnegie), "HJ", and "Public
Listing NGR: SO9895495110
Source: English Heritage
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