Birmingham Reference Library, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham: close-up of the coving and arched roof of the Shakespeare Memorial Library

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RIBApix ref no RIBA51393
Architect/DesignerMartin & Chamberlain
Artist/PhotographerGalwey, Reginald Hugo de Burgh (1917-1971)
CountryUK: England
CityBirmingham
Subject Date1882
Image Date1968
ViewInterior
StyleNeoclassical
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP Box 649 B'ham/ Old Central
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This library was designed by Martin & Chamberlain and opened in 1882, replacing the earlier library of 1865 designed by John Chamberlain which was destroyed by fire in 1879. The building was demolished in 1974 after a long campaign to preserve it.

Subject tags

roofs, interior decoration, libraries, bookcases