Carnegie Library

Carnegie Library (HMLH2)

Location: New Westminster, BC 27920 Greater Vancouver
Country: Canada
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N 49° 12.217', W 122° 54.603'

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1905 - 1958

This plaque was unveiled on October 21, 2000 as part of the New Westminster Public Libary's celebration of 135 years of service to the community. It commemorates the Carnegie Library which opened on March 5, 1905 on this site and continued to operate until November, 1958.

Industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie funded the construction of over 2,500 libraries around the world. The New Westminster Library was one of these and stood as a landmark in the community for 53 years. The need for more space to meet the requirements of the citizens of New Westminster led to the building of a larger facility on the current site, uptown at 718 - 6th Avenue. The Carnegie Library closed when the new building opened on November 19, 1958. It was later demolished.

This plaque was made possible by the City of New Westminster and the New Westminster Public Library Board.
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HM NumberHMLH2
Series This marker is part of the Carnegie Libraries series
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Year Placed2000
Placed ByCity of New Westminster and the New Westminster Public Library Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 11:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 506552 N 5450095
Decimal Degrees49.20361667, -122.91005000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 49° 12.217', W 122° 54.603'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds49° 12' 13.02" N, 122° 54' 36.18" W
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Area Code(s)252
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 619 Carnarvon St, New Westminster BC 27920, CA
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