Greenwich Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00178
Title: Greenwich Branch
Additional Title: Interior view of the Greenwich Branch, ca. 1929
Historic Street Address: 4th & Shunk Streets
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

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 interior view of the main reading area and circulation desk.

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 Longitude:-75.154766
Geocode Latitude:39.916062