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By Margaret Beckman

This publication is a brilliant reminder of the early days of library improvement in Ontario. the gorgeous structures which nonetheless grace Ontario cities and villages, as illustrated, are part of our provincial history.

by means of the flip of the century, a public library was once perceived as a major point within the civic textile of just about each Ontario group. even if, the advent of the Carnegie provides for library constructions gave impetus to the Ontario executive programme for library improvement, and supplied a spotlight for elevated help of library providers. contention between neighbouring groups to safe a Carngie library heightened this expertise, as did the exposure – in a few circumstances even controversy – which surrounded every one step of the provide looking, web site choice and plan approval method.

in addition, the hitherto unexplored tale of Carnegie furnish technique in every one group has been tested, and the position of 1 guy, James Bertram, secretary to Andrew Carnegie, is printed in soaking up aspect. Library plans and layout parts also are mentioned, and the effect of some architects at the development designs is printed; the interesting involvement of Frank Lloyd Wright within the Pembroke Carnegie library development is one such example.

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Population and grant size are given for each Ontario recipient in Appendix 1, and the grant information is summarized in Table 5. The ten smallest communities to receive grants are shown in Table 6. To put matters into perspective it should be realized that the 1910 grant of $10,000 could be considered to be worth about $650,000 today. Using modern building standards, a library appropriate for a municipality of 10,000 people in 1984 should contain a minimum of 6,000 square feet and would cost approximately $600,000.

Owing to the bids being much higher than architects estimate the library committee finds itself in a quandary as to the best means of meeting the difficulty . . Can you assist us by your valued advice and under all the existing circumstances would you supplement your very generous offer. W. Marquis, wrote to Bertram, explaining that while the building was substantially completed, funds had not been allocated for purchase of new furnishings: 39 Unfortunately the Library Board find that it will require $3,000 to furnish the interior in keeping with the building.

5 Further delays to the building occurred when contractors' bids were higher than the amount of money promised, and only Braid's persistence in securing two additional grants (bringing the total to $27,000) allowed the building to be completed. Years later Braid wrote to Bertram, asking for confirmation that Windsor was the first city in Canada to receive a gift from Mr. Carnegie. Bertram's answer, dated February 23, 1917, was a compromise: So far as my chronological register goes, the first promis to a city in Canada by Mr.

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