Friday, March 25, 2022

Nassau Public Library


"Nassau Public Library" ©A. Derek Catalano

The Nassau Public Library is an octagonal shaped building that is located at the southern end of Parliament Square that borders Shirley Street. I was constructed as a jail in 1797 and was the first building to be constructed in Parliament Square. In 1879, it was converted to a library, reading room, and museum. The small prison cells which once housed prisoners are now used to store books, charts, Arawak artifacts and a collection of historic prints, colonial documents and newspapers. Admission is Free. (source)