Carnegie Free Public Library (Former) - Hokitika, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
S 42° 43.109 E 170° 57.676
59G E 496828 N 5270446
Quick Description: The Carnegie Free Public Library, now the Hokitika Museum, is located on Hamilton Street in Hokitika, West Coast, New zealand.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 1/23/2015 8:16:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMN98Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers
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Long Description:
The Carnegie Library building was one of more than 2,500 libraries worldwide funded by US steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in the early 20th century. Completed and opened in June 1908, it is one of 18 Carnegie libraries in New Zealand. The entrance steps were a typical feature of the libraries, signifying that learning elevates a person.

By the late 20th century the building was no longer used as a library. It was subsequently restored and strengthened, and formed part of the West Coast Historical Museum.
Date location was entrusted to the New Zealand Historic places: 12/11/2003

Type of history commemorated (short description):
The history of the Carnegie Library building in Hokitika which represents an important aspect of New Zealand history.

Website pertaining to the location: [Web Link]

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Year placed: 1908

Admission fees if any: 6.00 (listed in local currency)

Hours of operation:
Summer hours 10.0 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. 7 days a week Winter hours (from 1st May to 31st October) 10.00 to 2.00 p.m. 7 days a week.

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