Addition to Paisley Free Library and Museum

M210 Addition to Paisley Free Library and Museum

Address: 68, High Street, Paisley PA1 2BB
Date: 1902–4
Client: Sir Peter Coats; Sir James Coats
Authorship: Authorship category 4 (Office) (Office)

Photograph of 1902-4 extension, Paisley Library and Museum

Opened in 1871, Paisley Free Library and Museum was designed by John Honeyman in an austere Greek Revival style. The original building has been extended several times. In 1902–4 Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh added a large E. wing to provide additional accommodation for the Library.

Authorship: According to W. S. Moyes, who worked in Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh's office at this time, Paisley Library (i.e. the 1902–4 extension) was designed by John Keppie. The exterior of the extension faithfully reproduces the details of Honeyman's original building.

Cost from office job book: £6870 17s 10d

Cost from other sources: 'Over £7000' 1

Status: Standing building

Current name: Paisley Central Library

Current use: Library (2014)

Listing category: A

Historic Scotland/HB Number: 39025

RCAHMS Site Number: NS46SE 322

Grid Reference: NS 47931 64012

GPS coordinates: lat = 55.8451, lng = -4.429647   (Map)


1: Scotsman, 2 December 1904, p. 7.