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Lillian Marrero/Lehigh Avenue Branch

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Item No: pdcf00257
Title: Lillian Marrero/Lehigh Avenue Branch
Additional Title: The newly-cleaned exterior of the Lehigh Avenue Branch, 1968
Historic Street Address: 601 W. Lehigh Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

 The Lehigh Avenue Branch, the third Free Library branch that was built with funds from Andrew Carnegie, opened on November 20, 1906. The branch was saved from a planned relocation in the mid-1960s, and was instead rehabilitated in 1967.  This 1968 photograph shows the newly-cleaned and landscaped exterior following the rehabilitation.

In 2005, the branch was renamed the Lillian Marrero Branch, in memory of Lillian E. Marrero-Rios, a librarian at this branch for many years. She ran a food bank in the library’s basement, which is still in operation.

The branch serves the communities of Central North Philadelphia, Fairhill, St. Edwards/Hartranft, and West Kensington. 


Creation Year: 1968
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.992764
Geocode Longitude:-75.142456