Falls of Schuylkill Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00088
Title: Falls of Schuylkill Branch
Additional Title: Interior view of the Falls of Schuylkill Branch just after renovations, 1960
Historic Street Address: 3501 Midvale Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

The Falls of Schuylkill Branch opened at its present location, 3501 Midvale Avenue, on November 18, 1913. (The original branch was opened in 1901 as a Deposit Station, and was located in the Old Academy building at 3544 Indian Queen Lane.)  The land for this branch was a gift from the Warden Estate and William H. Merrick. The building is the 14th branch funded by a grant from Andrew Carnegie.

This is a 1960 interior view of the main room of the Falls of Schuylkill Branch, just after renovations. The walls and windows were repainted, new flooring, lighting, and a new circulation desk were installed, and a new workroom was added. 

This branch serves the East Falls community. It is located at the intersection of Midvale Avenue, Warden Drive, and Conrad Street.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.192408
Geocode Latitude:40.014313