Kingsessing Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00230
Title: Kingsessing Branch
Additional Title: Interior view of the Kingsessing Branch, 1959
Historic Street Address: 1201 S. 51st Street
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

 The Kingsessing Branch opened on November 29, 1919. The land for the library was provided by the Board of Recreation for the City of Philadelphia, as part of the Kingsessing Recreational Park and Playground. The branch was the 22nd library in Philadelphia to be constructed with Andrew Carnegie funds.

Little changed since 1919, this interior view of the main room was taken in January 1959, just prior to rehabilitation.

Located in Kingsessing Park, fronting on 51st Street, between Chester and Kingsessing Avenues, this branch serves the Kingsessing neighborhood.

Creation Year: 1959
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.218206
Geocode Latitude:39.942032