Cambridge 2000: Mill Road: Bharat Bhavan (was Mill Road Library)
|Description: Mill Road: Bharat Bhavan (was Mill Road Library)|
|Date built: 1897|
|Architect: Frank Waters|
This was a typically grand Victorian library. In 1996, just short
of its hundredth anniversary, the city council closed it down, to
save money. The council then provided a lease on the property to
an organisation known as Bharat Bhavan, which means House of India,
and the building serves as a Hindu shrine and community centre.
The white boards along the top hide what were originally windows
that provided natural light into the library.
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