Friday, March 2, 2012

John Rylands Library

This is the John Rylands Deansgate Library!

The building was founded by Mrs. Enriqueta Augustina Rylands in memory of her late husband, John Rylands, an English entrepreneur and philanthropist who owned the largest textile manufacturing concern in the United Kingdom. Rylands was Manchester’s first multi-millionaire! First opened in 1900, the building was extended in 1912. Also in 1912, the architect who designed the John Rylands Library Deansgate was awarded a Royal Gold Medal by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Name that architect!

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