Greater Olney Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00160
Title: Greater Olney Branch
Additional Title: WW I memorial, on Tabor Road side of Olney Branch, 1949
Creation Date: 9/29/1949
Historic Street Address: 5501 North 5th Street
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

The Kiwanis Club and the Olney Community Council began working together in 1945, to create a Free Library in their neighborhood. The Greater Olney Branch opened in the former Olney Bank and Trust Company building on October 20, 1949.

This Tabor Road-side view of the building (taken just prior to the branch's opening) features a WW I memorial, dedicated on July 4, 1919, to honor fallen local soldiers and sailors. The pediment-style memorial was retained when the bank was converted to a library branch.

Located at 5th Street and Tabor Road, the branch serves the Olney community.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:40.035015
Geocode Longitude:-75.130674