By Cathy Jones
In 1956, the Strathfield South Branch Library was built in the northern end of Edwards Park, at 64 High Street Strathfield South. In 1997, the suburb boundaries were altered and this area became part of the suburb of Strathfield.
The Library building was designed by architects D T Morrow and Gordon.
The Library was dedicated as the ‘Sydney Black Memorial Library’, named for a local resident active in community organisations. The Library was opened by the then Mayor, Alderman William Dunlop.
The High Street Library became Strathfield’s Central Library from 1967 to 1976. The library became a branch library after the opening of the new Central Library in Rochester Street Homebush in 1976.
The Library was demolished and rebuilt in 2009 with the new High Street Community Library.
© Cathy Jones 2018
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