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Latitude: 55.8668 / 55°52'0"N
Longitude: -3.9818 / 3°58'54"W
OS Eastings: 276079
OS Northings: 665510
OS Grid: NS760655
Mapcode National: GBR 00ML.RR
Mapcode Global: WH4QB.TS3T
Entry Name: Anderson Street, Airdrie Arts Centre
Listing Date: 19 April 1993
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 356146
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20935
Building Class: Cultural
County: North Lanarkshire
Electoral Ward: Airdrie Central
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
George Arthur, dated 1893. 2-storey, 5-bay, rectangular-plan classical former library. Pedimented facade. Red sandstone ashlar to front, channelled at ground floor, bull-faced yellow sandstone courses to sides and rear. Base course, projecting moulded dividing band between floors, full entablature terminating in projecting cornice and blocking course. Semicircular-arched windows to ground floor, tall rectangular windows with cavetto moulded architraves to upper floor.
N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: stone steps to central doorway, flanking engaged columns supporting segmental pediment, tympanum dated 1893. Regular fenestration to flanking bays. Engaged columns supporting large pediment breaking eaves to 3 central bays, Airdrie coat-of-arms to tympanum. Single windows to outer bays.
S (REAR) ELEVATION: obscured by abutting later additions.
E (SIDE) ELEVATION: 2-storey, half-gabled addition. Harled, red ashlar cladding to right return, window to ground and oculus to upper store.
W (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind, single storey, flat-roofed addition; channelled ashlar to left return, recessed blind arcade.
Fixed multi-pane windows. Grey slates, lead flashing. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
Originally Airdrie's first purpose built public library provided by Andrew Carnegie, replaced by the present library on Wellwynd (see separate listing). Converted to Arts Centre in 1967 incorporating raked theatre space with 168 seat capacity; club room, gold room, Lady Watt Room and training room.
List description updated as part of Theatres Thematic Study 2010.
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