Friday, May 9, 2014

Wychwood Library

Wychwood Library is one of 10 public libraries built in Toronto between 1907 and 1916 using grants from the American industrialist Andrew Carnegie. It was designed by architect Eden Smith, who designed many of the fine homes in the Wychwood Park neighbourhood, and was one of 3 identical ones built. The curved section was an addition built in 1978 and was designed by Phillip Carter. Early on a Sunday morning there was little activity around and I will try to get by for some interior shots of the heritage-designated structure.

16 comments:

Karen said...

A lovely heritage building. It "looks" like a library.

TexWisGirl said...

i like the circle/posts in front.

Sharon Anck said...

Nice looking building and the new section fits in very well.

Revrunner said...

Can't say I'm thrilled about how Carnegie made his money. But there's no doubt the good it did creating all these libraries.

The Greenockian said...

That's a lovely building!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I can imagine those bike posts would be well used through the week Pat. Looking forward to seeing inside this library.

llandudnopictures said...

Nice looking place to go and read!

cieldequimper said...

Lovely architecture and I hope it's full of treasures!

Luis Gomez said...

Great looking building Pat.

Jack said...

This is a beauty! Isn't it grand that the later architect designed an addition so wonderfully compatible with the older building? And isn't even grander that Carnegie was so generous at funding libraries all over the place? An earlier philanthropist, George Peabody, funded the public library in my home town, where my mother worked as a librarian after my father died.

Deb said...

Always fun to find a Carnegie library, there are a number in West Yorkshire. They look rather different to the one in your picture!

William Kendall said...

I like the style, and it reminds me a bit about a library here... I think it's a Carnegie as well.

Randy said...

Nice looking library.

EG CameraGirl said...

I think the addition was very well designed!

Laura. M said...

I like that round tower.
Happy weekend;)

Halcyon said...

A beautiful building!