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150 Strathmartine Road, Coldside Branch Public Library, Including Railings

A Category A Listed Building in Dundee, Dundee

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.4748 / 56°28'29"N

Longitude: -2.9807 / 2°58'50"W

OS Eastings: 339682

OS Northings: 731843

OS Grid: NO396318

Mapcode National: GBR Z8Q.F1

Mapcode Global: WH7RB.5JV5

Entry Name: 150 Strathmartine Road, Coldside Branch Public Library, Including Railings

Listing Date: 4 February 1965

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 361731

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB25494

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dundee

County: Dundee

Town: Dundee

Electoral Ward: Coldside

Traditional County: Angus

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Description

Frank Thomson, 1908, with sculpture by Albert Hodge. Baroque concave-fronted library on corner site. Ashlar with brick-built blind 1st floor.

MONUMENTAL GABLES: to Strathmartine Road and Strathmore Avenue: single Doric-columned open pedimented and keyblocked window, sculpted open book over. Flanking engaged Ionic columns and channelled angle piers carry entablature and stepped block pediment.

CURVED CENTRE: has central twin engaged Doric-columned open pedimented entrance, scupltured cherubs in tympanum, swan-necked pedimented timber doorpiece. Engaged Doric colonnade with entablature to either side of entrance; windows with ashlar aprons between the columns. Blind brick 1st floor with string course, ashlar dentil cornice and blocking course. Piended and platformed slate roof. Central louvred ventilator with aedicules to each face and domed cap small-paned cross windows.

INTERIOR: circular lobby with Roman Ionic columns and dentil cornice. Wrought-iron stair balusters with barrel-vaulted ceiling.

Low boundary wall with wrought-iron railings.

Statement of Interest

Erected with a gift of $7,200 from Andrew Carnegie.

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