Carnegie Library, Luton - Greetings Card - The Luton I Remember series
Beautiful handmade, blank greetings cards featuring quality reproductions of my paintings of old Luton.
5 x 7 inches
Having been a theatrical scenic artist for many years I have recently branched out into much smaller artworks. My interest in the historical and lost buildings of Edwardian Luton inspired me to use them as a subject for my acrylic paintings. Each card features a professionally printed image on water colour paper and a brief history of the featured location.
This card shows one of the most lamented of Luton's lost buildings the Carnegie Library in George Street, Luton circa 1960. One of 2500+ Libraries around this handsome building was paid for by the American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. This building was sadly demolished in 1962 when the current Central Library was opened. It was replaced by a modern Boots store which in turn was demolished to make way for an extension to the Mall shopping centre.