Basic Site Details

Name: Carnegie Public Library
Town, district or village: Rutherglen
City or county: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Rutherglen Public Library and post officeYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Library  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1159, 161, 162, Main StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41902 Competition held 
Item 2 of 419051907  
Item 3 of 425 September 1907 Opened 
Item 4 of 41960s Addition(?)Additions? Alterations?


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 12James Salmon & Son B1902 Competition entry - unsuccessful
Item 2 of 12James Salmon (junior) B1902 Competition entry - unsuccessful
Item 3 of 12John Gaff Gillespie B1902 Competition entry - unsuccessful
Item 4 of 12William Forrest Salmon B1902 Competition entry - unsuccessful
Item 5 of 12Henry ('Harry') Ramsay Taylor C1902 Second premiated competition design
Item 6 of 12James Lessels and Harry Ramsay Taylor C1902 Second premiated competition design (Taylor responsible)
Item 7 of 12George Sinclair A19051907Won competition and executed job
Item 8 of 12John Ballantine A19051907Won competition and executed job
Item 9 of 12Sinclair & Ballantine A19051907Won competition and executed job
Item 10 of 12Philip Hill Spence D1960s Additions? Alterations?
Item 11 of 12Robert William Kelly Cupples Rogerson D1960s Additions? Alterations?
Item 12 of 12Rogerson & Spence D1960s Additions? Alterations?


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 2 of 4RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   
Item 3 of 4Who's Who in Architecture1923   Sinclair & Ballantine work
Item 4 of 4Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p494

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2British Architect7 November 1902   
Item 2 of 2British Architect9 January 1903  Page 21 and illustration
James Salmon and Son unsuccessful entry in competition - scheme drawing

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33566159, 161, 163 Main Street, Rutherglen, Post Office and Library
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSHarry Ramsay Taylor's Newsaper Cutting Book (report on Charlton monument has a biography & joblist) Noted 'Dispatch Sept 02'
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Ballantine: L v12 no723 (microfilm reel 33)