The Public Library in Downtown Nassau, The Bahamas by 242Digital

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Photographer: Jeremy Lavender Photography – Nassau, The Bahamas


The Nassau Public Library, an octagonal shaped building that is located at the southern end of Parliament Square that borders Shirley Street, was constructed as a jail in 1797. 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. It was the first building to be constructed in Parliament Square.

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  • JeannieM
    JeannieMabout 2 years ago

    By far, in my opinion the most beautiful building on the island. Lovely!!!

  • For sure this building has a very specific shape and a lot of charm. Thank you for your comment ;-)

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