Manayunk Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00297
Title: Manayunk Branch
Additional Title: Exterior view of the Manayunk Branch, 1909
Historic Street Address: Fleming & Dupont Streets
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

 The Manayunk Branch was opened in February of 1909, becoming the tenth of the Andrew Carnegie-funded libraries in Philadelphia. The land was donated for this purpose to the City by John F. S. Morris, Esq.

The building, seen in this 1909 exterior view, is a brick and terra cotta example of the Beaux-Arts style, designed by architect Benjamin Rush Stevens. It originally had one story and a basement.  The building was de-accessioned and sold in 1969, and was first a seniors center and is now part of a condominium development.

The Manayunk Branch served the borough of Manayunk until 1969, when it closed, along with the Wissahickon Branch; these branches moved into a new building, merging with the reestablished Roxborough Branch.

Creation Year: 1909
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:40.031119
Geocode Longitude:-75.222479

Creator Name: Rau, William Herman, 1855-1920 - Photographer