Old Photograph Carnegie Library Kinross Scotland

Old photograph of the Carnegie Library and Town Hall in Kinross, Perthshire, Scotland. The original Tradesman's Library here dated from 1825. The memorial stone for the new library was laid by Sir Basil Montgomery in 1905 after Kinross Burgh Council received a gift from Dr Andrew Carnegie. The building adjoins the Clock Tower, Town Hall and old Post Office. The architect was Peter Henderson based at 122 George Street, in Edinburgh, who was better known for his brewery and bar designs. More than 600 public libraries were built in the UK and Ireland with money donated by Scottish philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Both buildings are now closed and up for sale. The library was closed in 2001 after dry rot was discovered in the structure of the building. The Kinross Museum that occupied part of the library was closed in 1996 when Perth and Kinross Council withdrew funding.

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