The structure located at 21 Holland St. West is part of what is known as the Evans Block. The building was raised and Len Saint added a cellar and a foundation. The work was done by Mac Campbell and his team of carpenters. T.W.W. Evans had the building constructed to house his law practice. The upstairs was also used for years by Dr. Ellis, a dentist. The upper floor even served as Bradford Library in the 1930s, run by Mrs. Day. At one time, the offices of Tupling Insurance were also located in this building. In 1957 a fire destroyed several buildings to the east, but this structure was spared. (1, 2)
A newspaper article about the architect being chosen for the new Bradford Public Library at 100 Holland Court.
"Another step in the long process to getting a new library was passed last week, as council and the library board approved an architect to design the new building. The contract was awarded to Lett/Smith Architects of Toronto, it was announced at a special joint council-library board meeting on Monday..."