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York Road Library (Richmond Hill) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated, York Road Library opened on 11th October, 1904, a library service had previously been operated from York Road Board School. The new library had a swimming bath next to it. There was a lending library, newsroom and separate ladies and childrens rooms. A stock of 9,000 books was provided. In the first year 105,046 books were issued.
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York Road Library and Baths, rear view (Richmond Hill)
Colour image2007. Image shows the rear of the former York Road Library, a red brick Grade II listed building dating from 1904. For many years, from 1947 until 1985, the premises were in use as a Library Headquarters, which, prior to the re-organisation of 1974, housed the Circulating Department for the smaller branches. The Bindary department on the top floor remained until the 1990s but the building has since been vacant. Recently (April 2008) the property has been listed for auction in the category of 'Vacant Commercial'. It is located on the south side of York Road (A 64) at the junction with All Saints Terrace.
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York Road Library and Baths, York Road (Richmond Hill) (2 comments)
Colour image2007. View of the former York Road Library and Baths from York Road (A64). The building was designed by architect H. Ascough Chapman for Leeds Corporation in 1902 and opened in 1904. The baths are located to the left and the words 'Public Baths' are displayed above the round-arched entrance. On the narrow projecting second bay from the left there is a short, ciruclar tower with a leaded roof and finial, and a clock mounted on a console brackett. The public library is to the right, and, in the central panels of the windows either side of the entrance, there are shields bearing the names of noted authors eg. Chaucer and Shakespeare. At the time of the photograph the property was advertising with the following slogan 'coming soon... refurbished office space'. Recently (April 2008) the former grade II listed library and baths has been listed for auction in the category of 'vacant commercial' and prospectve bidders have been invited.
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York Road Library, Interior (Richmond Hill) (2 comments)
Black & White imageUndated, The lending department of York Road Library which was opened on 11th October 1904 by the Lady Mayoress Mrs A Currer Briggs. This library and the adjacent swimming baths are now closed. The library service is now based in the Richmond Hill 'One stop shop' centre.
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York Road Library, interior view of mosaic floor (Richmond Hill)
Colour image2007. Image shows the detail of the mosaic floor in the lobby of the former York Road Library on the south side of York Road (A 64). The building, which dates from 1904 and is Grade II listed, has been standing empty since the 1990s when it was vacated by Leeds City Libraries Bindary department which occupied the upper storey. It is presently (2008) up for auction and has planning consent for office accommodation. The mosaic, which features the Leeds owl, an emblem of the city of Leeds, is seen here in a neglected state as the whole building is in need of extensive renovation and refurbishment.
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