Saturday, December 24, 2011

Campbell Town 1960s Library damaged

This circa 1960s building serves as Campbell Town's library and this week it obtained major damage when a car crashed into it. The period features that demonstrate that the building is of 1950-60s design are the timber square panel windows to the far left and right sides of the building, and the use of glass facade panelling. This small example of mid century design highlights that Modernist design spread its wings to all parts of Tasmania.


  1. Such a sweet little library. Shame.
    Merry Christmas Thomas, have a good one.

  2. The shuttering of the windows and doors suggests the building has been closed down. Is that because of the car accident? Or because people no longer use public libraries in the same way they used to?

    Happy holidays to you and yours :)

  3. Thanks for your comments Kylie and Helen. Helen - this was taken late in the evening hence it looks closed. It doesn't get dark in the summer time in Tasmania until 9pm, so plenty of light late into the evening.


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