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Greenwich Branch

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Item No: pdcf00177
Title: Greenwich Branch
Additional Title: Three-quarter exterior view of the Greenwich Branch, ca. 1929
Historic Street Address: 4th & Shunk Streets
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

The Greenwich Branch opened in 1929, and was built using money from the $1.5 million Andrew Carnegie grant. Located at 4th & Shunk Streets, it was the 24th Free Library branch built with Carnegie funds.  The building was ultimately razed (date unknown).  This is a ca. 1929 three-quarter exterior view of the building.

The Greenwich Branch moved in 1962 to a rented location at 711-713 Snyder Avenue, and it closed altogether in 1992.  It served the Whitman neighborhood of South Philadelphia.


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.916062
Geocode Longitude:-75.154766