Chestnut Hill Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00046
Title: Chestnut Hill Branch
Additional Title: Interior 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 interior 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.  Pictured here are librarians in the staff area.

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