Carnegie Library

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In 1901 American Industrialist Andrew Carnegie gave the city $50,000 to replace our library that had been destroyed in the Great Fire.  The building was made from Indian Arm granite and Gabriola Island sandstone, and cost over 2 million dollars. Nowadays it operates as the 'living room' for the downtown East Side, one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Canada. 

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1910
2021
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