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Airdrie, Anderson Street, Airdrie Arts Centre

Art And Education Venue (20th Century), Library (19th Century)

Site Name Airdrie, Anderson Street, Airdrie Arts Centre

Classification Art And Education Venue (20th Century), Library (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Airdrie Public Library

Canmore ID 200877

Site Number NS76NE 49

NGR NS 76079 65510

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council North Lanarkshire
  • Parish New Monkland (Monklands)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Monklands
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Architecture Notes


Built - 1894.

Site Management (13 August 2015)

2-storey, 5-bay, rectangular-plan classical former library. Pedimented facade. Red sandstone ashlar to front, channelled at ground floor, bull-faced yellow sandstone courses to sides and rear. Base course, projecting moulded dividing band between floors, full entablature terminating in projecting cornice and blocking course. Semicircular-arched windows to ground floor, tall rectangular windows with cavetto moulded architraves to upper floor.

Originally Airdrie's first purpose built public library provided by Andrew Carnegie, replaced by the present library on Wellwynd (see separate listing). Converted to Arts Centre in 1967 incorporating raked theatre space with 168 seat capacity; club room, gold room, Lady Watt Room and training room. List description updated as part of Theatres Thematic Study 2010. (Historic Scotland)



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