The Halifax Memorial Public Library was opened after six years of meetings and planning. It closed in August 2014 in preparation for the opening of the new downtown Halifax Central Library on the corner of Spring Garden Road and Queen Street. (Also see Halifax Central Library, December 13, 2014; ‘Bellevue House…’, March 10, 1885; and ‘A serious fire…,’ Nov. 6, 1882). (Photo: Halifax Memorial Public Library. N.S. Archives.)