Item No: pdch00126
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 an exterior view of the three front doors at the entrance of the Parkway Central branch of the Free Library, before opening in 1927. The Beaux-Arts building was designed by African-American architect Julian Abele, chief designer of the Horace Trumbauer architecture firm.
Higgins, Charles - Photographer