Item No: pdcf00004
Title: 1217-1221 Chestnut Street Branch
Additional Title: Old Catalogue Room in the 1217-1221 Chestnut Street Branch, ca. 1900
Historic Street Address:
1217-1221 Chestnut Street
Print and Picture Collection
In 1895, the Free Library moved from two rooms in the City Hall building, to this rented building at 1217-1221 Chestnut Street, formerly the old Concert Hall. This ca. 1900 image shows the old catalogue room, on the 2nd floor (later moved to the 3rd floor).
This location served as the main library until 1910, when it was condemned as unsafe to carry the necessary load, and the Free Library then moved to 13th & Locust Street.