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Frankford Branch

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Item No: pdcf00120
Title: Frankford Branch
Additional Title: Architect's drawing of proposed remodeling of the Frankford Branch, 1957
Historic Street Address: 4634 Frankford Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

In 1900, the original Frankford Free Library (founded in 1823) became the Frankford Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. In 1906, the Frankford Branch was relocated to a new building at the corner of Frankford Avenue and Overington Street, becoming the second Carnegie-funded Free Library branch.

In 1959, the neo-classic building was replaced with a modern structure of steel and glass at the same location. This is a 1957 preliminary drawing of the proposed remodeling, superimposed on the existing building, in situ, including the Frankford EL overhead.

Located near the Margaret-Orthodox Station of the Frankford EL, the Frankford Branch serves the communities of Frankford, Northwood, Bridesburg, and part of Juniata Park.


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:40.015754
Geocode Longitude:-75.085034