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Dunedin Public Library (Former) - Dunedin, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
S 45° 52.457 E 170° 30.094
59G E 461318 N 4919799
Quick Description: Historic former Andrew Carnegie funded library in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 2/13/2013 5:32:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMGCAR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member StagsRoar
Views: 3

Long Description:
The corner stone for the the Dunedin library was placed by the Mayor of Dunedin G. Lawrence on February 13, 1907. The library opened December 2, 1908. The library was built using a £10,000 grant from American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. When the library opened it offered only reference services. Over the years the library expanded it services greatly. The building continued to serve as the Dunedin public library until 1981. The building now known as the Carnegie Centre has various art galleries and a restaurant.

The building is listed as Category II building on the New Zealand Heritage Trust Register.
Date location was entrusted to the New Zealand Historic places: 9/25/1986

Type of history commemorated (short description):
Library


Website pertaining to the location: [Web Link]

Town, city, or region nearest to the site:
Dunedin


Year placed: 1907

Hours of operation:
Business hours


Is it accessible to the general public:
Yes


Admission fees if any: Not Listed

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