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Parkway Central Library – Past, Present, and Future...

Now through Sun, August 13, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

First imagined in the mid-1890s, begun in earnest in 1910, and finally completed in 1927, the Parkway Central Library building is a triumph of civic architecture and library science. The world and the building have undergone many changes since 1927. The inside of Parkway Central has been transformed into a technology-filled space, and new public spaces are under construction -- a Common, a Business Resource and Innovation Center, and a Teen Center.

This exhibition chronicles the early planning for and building of Parkway Central, showing images of its construction, the various rooms and programs in the building in earlier days and today, and plans for the spaces now under construction.

First floor West Gallery

Now through August 13, 2017

Art Department
Room 208

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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