Item No: pdch00137
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 mid-1926 image shows an interior view of the Parkway Central branch of the Free Library under construction, before opening on June 2, 1927. The Beaux-Arts building was designed by African-American architect Julian Abele, chief designer of the Horace Trumbauer architecture firm.
Higgins, Charles - Photographer