Brixton Tate Library

Brixton Tate Library

The library built by the man who invented the sugar cube.

Location: Brixton Oval, Brixton, London, SW2 1JQ

Description: This library was built in 1892 in Victorian Classical style by sugar magnate, philanthropist and great friend of Brixton, Henry Tate.

This beautiful building houses a fine collection of literature, film and music. Tate’s widow donated the large open area outside the library as a public area. Known as ‘Tate’s Garden’ it is in fact largely concrete, but is home to an impressive statuary bust of Sir Henry Tate.

Tate invented the sugar cube.

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Brixton Tate Library

The library built by the man who invented the sugar cube.

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My granparents lived close to the library in Rosetta st which was demolished in the 60s and the street name was relocated close grandfather drove trams and my brother Archie and I used to wait on the corner by the library in the hope of catching a tram that he was driving.In september 2007 a lovely cab driver called Richard helped me find the spot again and i spent a wonderful nostalgic moment or two close to where I enjoyed some very happy times as a chld the only way I was able to find the spot was because I remembered the library on the corner. The tate free library as I now know its called, played a very special part in my childhood. I have never been inside but next year I will! (roy taylor)
Posted by roy taylor on 2008-03-26

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