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St. Thomas Public Library, opened 10 Feb. 1906


St. Thomas interior, c.1905: Black ash pillars and Graeco-Roman busts in main corridor

St. Thomas established a free public library in 1884. In 1903, after a Carnegie grant of $27,000 was received, construction began on a new building, which was completed in 1905.

Main floor: magazine and general reading room, newspaper room, reference room, office, and stack room.

Cost: $27,000 building and $2,000 furnishings

Source: Archives of Ontario, S-2055.

Exterior view (Source: Archives of Ontario, S-2054, c.1905)

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