Free Library of Philadelphia, Central branch

Historical Images of Philadelphia Charles Higgins Negatives
Free Library of Philadelphia, Central branch

Item Info

Item No: pdch00141
Title: Free Library of Philadelphia, Central branch
Historic Street Address: 1901 Vine Street
Media Type: Glass Plate Negatives
Source: 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 workers putting the finishing touches on a room in the Parkway Central branch of the Free Library, 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.

Creation Year: 1926
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.171102
Geocode Latitude:39.959302

Creator Name: Higgins, Charles - Photographer