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Carnegie promise 21 Dec. 1901


Cornwall Carnegie library, 20 October 1906.

Cornwall was one of the first libraries in Ontario to contact Andrew Carnegie and to receive a promise from the retired industrialist in December 1901. With a grant of $8,000 a small, attractive building with a French style conical tower was completed.

Main floor: two reading rooms, board room, stack room, and delivery area.

Size: 36 ft. x 48 ft.

Source: Archives of Ontario, S-2032

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