Greenwich Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00179
Title: Greenwich Branch
Additional Title: Model of the Greenwich Branch interior, made by students in 1935
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 photograph of a model of the library interior, made by pupils of the Scharswood School in 1935.

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.

Creation Year: 1935
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.154766
Geocode Latitude:39.916062