Thessalon Union Public Library, Circa 1990


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When did the Library change locations?
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Media Type:
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Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
This is a color photo of the previous location of the Thessalon Union Public Library, when it was housed in the former second Methodist Church building. The photo shows its location next to the Community Health Centre on the Main Street of Thessalon.
Notes:
The Methodist church building was constructed in 1900. It is believed that the building was constructed of locally made bricks from a factory north of Thessalon on Highway 129. The building has also served as a community hall, office building, gym, public school, and art society. This structure was used for the continuation school when the Methodist congregation joined the Presbyterians.

The library board purchased the building in 1964 for $10,000.00 from the Municipality.

The first library was located at the back of the Town Hall, where there were only a few books for adult education, and no children's books at all.

In 1949 it became a public library and in 1963 a fire that started below in the jail,caused the library to lose everything except for three or four books. The library was slowly brought back and later moved to its current location.
Date of Original:
Circa 1990
Subject(s):
Collection:
Local history
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.25006 Longitude: -83.5666
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Contact
Thessalon Union Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

187 Main St. Box 549

Thessalon, ON P0R 1L0

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Thessalon Union Public Library, Circa 1990


This is a color photo of the previous location of the Thessalon Union Public Library, when it was housed in the former second Methodist Church building. The photo shows its location next to the Community Health Centre on the Main Street of Thessalon.