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Old Library

This building, built in 1930, had been stored book materials until the end of 20th century. Like the Einstein Tower, the walls are embellished with scratch tiles. Modern architectural features of that time are shown at the windows position, the design of the eaves, and so on.

Only the exterior is viewed.

About

Brief history
1930
(Showa era 5)
Completion
1961
(Showa era 36)
Building an addition to west side three-storied mortar building
1972
(Showa era 47)
After newly-created library, it was used as book storage
2000
(Heisei era 12)
After built current library, it was used as storehouse
April, 2014
(Heisei era 26)
Registered as tangible cultural property of Japan