Throwback Thursday

October 20 to 26 is Ontario Public Library Week. This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is of Windsor Public Library’s Carnegie Branch. Opened on October 16, 1903 at the southeast corner of Park St. West and Victoria Avenue, Carnegie Library was named after American industrialist Andrew Carnegie, who donated money to have the library built. This library replaced Windsor Public Library’s first branch which opened December 4 1894 in Lambie’s Hall on Pitt Street West. Carnegie Library was eventually replaced when the new Central Resource Library on Ouellette Avenue opened in 1973. Carnegie Library was demolished not too long after it was closed and replace by Carnegie Apartments. If you would like to view this or other historic images housed at your Community Archives please visit our digital exhibit “Windsor’s History and Pictures” found at

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