1217-1221 Chestnut Street Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00627
Title: 1217-1221 Chestnut Street Branch
Additional Title: Interior view of the 1217-1221 Chestnut Street Branch, ca. 1895
Historic Street Address: 1217-1221 Chestnut Street
Media Type: Albumen Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

In 1895, the 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 is an interior view of the entrance and circulation desk in the main reading room.

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, staying in Center City.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.161040
Geocode Latitude:39.950803