Ramonita de Rodriguez/Girard Avenue BranchHistorical Images of Philadelphia Free Library Departments and Branches
Item No: pdcf00155
Title: Ramonita de Rodriguez/Girard Avenue Branch
Additional Title: Interior view of the children's reading room in the Girard Avenue Branch, 1969Historic Street Address: 600 West Girard Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
The Girard Avenue Branch opened on December 16, 1968. This interior view of the children's reading room was taken in 1969. Of note is the substantial skylight ceiling, repeated in the adult reading room as well.
The City Council renamed the branch on May 27, 1977, in memory of Ramonita de Rodriguez, a local Puerto Rican educator and community leader.
The branch serves the communities of Olde Kensington, Kensington South, Ludlow, Yorktown, East and West Poplar, Northern Liberties, and Girard/Poplar.
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.146818