Haverford Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00194
Title: Haverford Branch
Additional Title: Inspecting the future site of the Haverford Branch, 1971
Creation Date: 10/5/1971
Historic Street Address: 5543 Haverford Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

5,000 signatures were collected, to petition City Council to erect a library branch for the Haddington-Carroll Park community. Funding for the Haverford Branch was approved in 1976. In this photograph, the site for the new branch is being inspected by Councilman Edgar C. Campbell, Deputy Director Donald Hunt, and City Council President George X. Schwartz. Ground was broken in 1978, and the library opened on September 5, 1979.

Located at the intersection of Haverford Avenue, 56th and Westminster Streets, the branch serves the community of Haddington-Carroll Park.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.231661
Geocode Latitude:39.967624

Creator Name: Philadelphia (Pa.). Division of Public Information - Photographer