Ramonita de Rodriguez/Girard Avenue Branch

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Item No: pdcf00156
Title: Ramonita de Rodriguez/Girard Avenue Branch
Additional Title: Three-quarter exterior view of the Ramonita de Rodriguez Branch, 1981
Historic Street Address: 600 West Girard Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

The Girard Avenue Branch opened on December 16, 1968.  The City Council renamed the branch on May 27, 1977, to honor the memory of Ramonita de Rodriguez, an outstanding Puerto Rican educator and community leader, who served with the School District of Philadelphia as a supervisor in the Bilingual Program.

This 1981 exterior view gives a good view of the untitled precast low-relief concrete fascia sculpture. It was executed by sculptor Joseph Greenberg, Jr., as part of Philadelphia's 1% For Art requirement for public construction.

The branch serves the communities of Olde Kensington, Kensington South, Ludlow, Yorktown, East and West Poplar, Northern Liberties, and Girard/Poplar.

Creation Year: 1981
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.146818
Geocode Latitude:39.970145

Creator Name: Williams, Ron - Photographer