Chestnut Hill Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00051
Title: Chestnut Hill Branch
Additional Title: Interior view of the Chestnut Hill Branch, mid-1950s
Historic Street Address: 8711 Germantown Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

 This is a mid-1950s interior view of the Chestnut Hill Branch.  Opened in 1909, it is the eighth of the Andrew Carnegie-funded libraries in Philadelphia (having replaced the earlier branch building on the same site).  Note the significant updating of the interior, especially the flooring and lighting, as compared with the earlier photographs from 1940 (#pdcf00048 and #pdcf00049).

The Chestnut Hill branch is located at 8711 Germantown Avenue, and serves the Chestnut Hill community.

Creation Year: ca. 1955
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.170329
Geocode Latitude:39.959104

Creator Name: Fredericks, William J. - Photographer