Basic Site Details

Name: Blackness Library
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Sculptor: Albert Hodge

Personal information from Frank Thomson

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Carnegie Library  

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 2Blackness AvenueYes 
Item 2 of 2225, Perth RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119061909  


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 2Frank Drummond Thomson A19061909Frank working for his father, then City Architect, 1905-08
Item 2 of 2James Thomson A19061909With Frank working for his father, 1905-08


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3British Association1912Handbook and Guide to Dundee and District British Association (Dundee meeting, 1912)p185
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep164
Item 3 of 3McKean, Charles and Whatley, Patricia2008Lost Dundee: Dundee's lost architectural heritage Birlinn, Edinburghp165

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1BuilderEarly 1915CVIII pp585, 589, 395

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register25532225 Perth Road and Blackness Avenue, Blackness Branch Library
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Thomson: L v21 no1626 ('Four Carnegie Libraries') & F no1602 (microfilm reel 14)