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“Facinating building”
Review of Schoelcher Library

Schoelcher Library
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Owner description: Built in France in 1889, this library was shipped piece by piece to the island, where it stands today, a beautiful monument to slavery abolitionist Victor Schoelcher.
East Sussex
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“Facinating building”
Reviewed March 17, 2012

Really hard to get hold of anything other than very basic information about the building. I wish I had serach the web beforehand.

Visited March 2012
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“Interesting architecture”
Reviewed November 29, 2011

Designed by architect Henri Picq, the Schoelcher Library was originally built for the 1889 Paris Worlds Fair. It was then diassembled, shipped to Martinique, and reassembled. The colourfully paint cast iron has a coupola ornate facade. Inside there was an exhibit about Martinique during the world wars and a collection of over 130000 books. The collection founded by abolitionist Victor Schoelcher.

Visited November 2011
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