Manayunk Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00298
Title: Manayunk Branch
Additional Title: Interior 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.  This is a 1909 view of the interior.

The building originally had one story, consisting of the main room and children's room (which doubled as the lecture hall, and could seat up to 150 people) and a basement, which had two toilets, a staff room, kitchen, janitor's room, boiler room, and coal bins.  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