Greenwich Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00182
Title: Greenwich Branch
Additional Title: Exterior view of the Greenwich Branch, 1966
Historic Street Address: 711-713 Snyder Avenue
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).  

The Greenwich Branch moved in 1962 to a rented location at 711-713 Snyder Avenue, the exterior of which is shown in this 1966 photograph.  The branch closed altogether in 1992.  It served the eastern neighborhoods of South Philadelphia.

Creation Year: 1966
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.923212
Geocode Longitude:-75.158607

Creator Name: Lawrence S. Williams, Inc. - Photographer