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
Mill Road: Bharat Bhavan (was Mill Road Library) (Frank Waters) map for Mill Road: Bharat Bhavan (was Mill Road Library)
Date photograph taken: 21 Jun 2009 (Alternative map: Google map)

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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