The Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, NE1

  • Description

    "Built in 1822, by John Green for The Literary & Philosophical Society, in Greek Revival style. Four plain pilasters reach up through two floors to support a simply decorated cornice topped by a plain flat triangular pediment. The building is Grade II* listed . The Lit & Phil is the largest independent library outside London, housing over 150,000 books, and its music library is without equal in the North of England. The magnificent reading rooms remain largely unchanged since they were built in the 1820s. The collection is coupled with an extensive set of periodicals, providing an exceptional resource for both general readers and academic researchers. In addition to the library, the Society hosts a wide range of events including book launches, concerts, lectures, readings and workshops that cover a variety of topics and issues. Both members and non-members are welcome to attend these events. For further info, see the Lit & Phil's website . The Buildings of Grainger Town - No.147. See [[4406042]]." Photo by Mike Quinn, 2013.
  • Owner

    Mike Quinn
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 4 months ago
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    Picture Taken: 2013-10-01
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