Chestnut Hill Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00045
Title: Chestnut Hill Branch
Additional Title: Exterior view of the Chestnut Hill Branch, ca. 1900
Historic Street Address: 8711 Germantown Avenue
Media Type: Albumen Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

This is a ca. 1900 exterior view of the Chestnut Hill Branch.  Originally the Christian Hall Library, built in 1872 and located at 8711 Germantown Avenue, it became a branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia in 1897.  

In 1907, the building was demolished and a new library was rebuilt on the same site, with funding from an Andrew Carnegie grant.  The Chestnut Hill Branch serves the Chestnut Hill community.

Creation Year: ca. 1900
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.209384
Geocode Latitude:40.077830