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Everton Library


High on Everton Heights stands the Everton Library, a grade 2 listed building, on the site of an earlier beacon that was used to guide the richly laden vessels into the port of Liverpool.

The building was opened in 1896 with the library on the ground floor and a technical school in the basement and on the first floor. There were three reading rooms, one for Ladies, one for Boys and a general reading room. The building cost £11,300 to build and equip with 25,000 books. Now disused and locked up it could perhaps provide a splendid public building if it were to be renovated and used for it's original purpose. The council has commissioned a study from the Heritage Works to see what could be done.

Everton Library


High on Everton Heights stands the Everton Library, a grade 2 listed building, on the site of an earlier beacon that was used to guide the richly laden vessels into the port of Liverpool.

The building was opened in 1896 with the library on the ground floor and a technical school in the basement and on the first floor. There were three reading rooms, one for Ladies, one for Boys and a general reading room. The building cost £11,300 to build and equip with 25,000 books. Now disused and locked up it could perhaps provide a splendid public building if it were to be renovated and used for it's original purpose. The council has commissioned a study from the Heritage Works to see what could be done.

comments (4)

  • zed
  • Australia
  • 24 Feb 2009, 06:56
What an unusual building, it looks like it was built in stages and they changed there mind about its purpose at each stage, nice find Les
Les Auld: Designed form the gorund up Zed, thanks for the comment.
An amazing looking building Les, lets just hope it doesn't get knocked down for some silly idea of the councils.
Les Auld: So do I Brian, thanks for the comment.
Such a shame that this unusual building is locked up, it should be in use
Les Auld: So it should Bill, thanks for the comment.
that must be worth restoring surly, fabulous building and great shot Les.
Les Auld: I suspect the problem is money Tim, thanks for the comment.

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