Item No: pdch00119
Title: Free library of Philadelphia, central branch
Historic Street Address:
1901 Vine Street
Glass Plate Negatives
Print and Picture Collection
Image taken by Philadelphia Evening Bulletin photographer Charles T. Higgins. Notes on the negative's envelope read: "Free Library of Philadelphia, Central Branch, 1926"
This late 1926 image shows a man working on one of four ornate torchiere light fixtures that grace the grand staircase of the Parkway Central Library. The main branch building was opened on June 2, 1927, after 10 years of construction.
Higgins, Charles - Photographer