Niagara on-the-Lake: creative restoration
Publication:
Expression (Toronto, Ontario), Spring, 1980, p. 13-17
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Description
Creators:
Moore, Larry, Author
Molson, Gerda
, Author
Media Type:
Text
Image
Item Type:
Articles
Description:
Article (5 pages) about an expansion of the Niagara Library in the Court House in Niagara-on-the-Lake. It was published in Expression, a journal of Ontario Library Association, in vol. 2, no. 1 in 1980.
Archival photographs from the library and recent photos by David Sito.
Publisher:
Ontario Library Association
Place of Publication:
Toronto, Ontario
Date of Original:
Spring, 1980
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
NOTLPL00092
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Location of Original:
Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
10 Anderson Lane
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON LOS 1J0
Contact
Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
Email
Website
Agency street/mail address

10 Anderson Lane P.O. Box 430
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
905-468-2023

Full Text

Historically speaking, the Niagara Library is the oldest Public Library in Upper Canada. Founded in Newark in 1800, it flourished for 20 years, continuing to operate throughout the devastation of the War of 1812. Forced through lack of funds to disband in 1820, it was refounded in 1848 as a Mechanics Institute. For many years, it was housed in various locations throughout the town. Not until 1895 did it find a permanent home at the rear of the Court House in the Market Square Building. The library shared these quarters with the fire department until in 1912, the fire department established residence in the old Fire Hall. The library expanded in recent years to use the whole of the Market Square Building. The decor of the restoration reflects the traditional upper Canadian atmosphere that is the hallmark of the village.

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Niagara on-the-Lake: creative restoration


Article (5 pages) about an expansion of the Niagara Library in the Court House in Niagara-on-the-Lake. It was published in Expression, a journal of Ontario Library Association, in vol. 2, no. 1 in 1980.
Archival photographs from the library and recent photos by David Sito.