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Public Library, 5 Arthurstone Terrace, Dundee

A Category B Listed Building in Maryfield, Dundee

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Latitude: 56.4694 / 56°28'9"N

Longitude: -2.9589 / 2°57'32"W

OS Eastings: 341017

OS Northings: 731224

OS Grid: NO410312

Mapcode National: GBR ZC3.PL

Mapcode Global: WH7RB.JN69

Plus Code: 9C8VF29R+QC

Entry Name: Public Library, 5 Arthurstone Terrace, Dundee

Listing Name: 5 Arthurstone Terrace, Arthurstone Public Library

Listing Date: 30 June 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 361369

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB25187

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200361369

Location: Dundee

County: Dundee

Town: Dundee

Electoral Ward: Maryfield

Traditional County: Angus

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William Alexander, 1903-4, completed by James Thomson.
Jacobean 2-storey and basement red ashlar public library
with 5-light mullioned and transomed shallow projection
through both floors, heavily consoled sculptured balcony
at 1st floor, balustraded parapet over 1st with obelisk
finials. Stepped gable with segmental diminutive pediment.
3 cross-window symmetrical section to left, slightly
advanced central bay, pilastered segmental arched
doorpiece under pedimented panel and obelisk finials.
Broken segmentally pedimented flanking windows. 1st floor
cornice becomes open segmental pediment over central
triangular pedimented window rising into stepped gablet with
ELEVATION TO MAITLAND STREET: symmetrical 5-window.
Alternate ground floor windows are cross with pattern
segmental pediments broken by obelisks. Centre 1st floor
window pedimented within open segmental pediment and
stepped gablet. Similar stepped gables to N and W
elevations, coursed rubble with plain window surrounds.
Windows single paned, mullioned and transomed.
Steep slate roofs with octagonal domed cupola, Ionic
details and arched louvred openings.
Wrought-iron railings. Cast-iron rainwater goods. INTERIOR:
tiled entrance and stair, wrought-iron balusters, pedimented
doorpieces. Fine timber roof, double collar beams linked
by arcade on mock hammer beams.

Statement of Interest

The first of the Carnegie Libraries in Dundee.

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