Fishtown Community Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00100
Title: Fishtown Community Branch
Additional Title: Fishtown Community Branch, 1989
Historic Street Address: 1217 East Montgomery Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

 The originally-named Community Branch Library, opened in 1947, was located at 615 Girard Avenue. When the building was torn down in 1949, the library relocated to an old stable building, donated in the late 1940s by the City of Philadelphia, becoming the new home for the Community Branch of the Free Library on March 31, 1950.  It was renamed Fishtown Community Branch in 1982.

The Fishtown Community Branch was renovated extensively in 1988-89, with the addition of a balcony, meeting room, elevator, and new cupola.  This is a 1989 interior view of the children's reading area, after the renovations.

This branch serves the communities of Fishtown and New Kensington. 

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.127161
Geocode Latitude:39.971942