McPherson Square Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00318
Title: McPherson Square Branch
Additional Title: View of the rehabilitated interior of the McPherson Square Branch, 1961
Historic Street Address: 601 East Indiana Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

 Set in McPherson Square Park, the McPherson Square Branch opened in the repurposed Webster Mansion on July 5, 1898. The mansion was torn down in 1915; the new building, erected on the same site in 1917, became the 19th Andrew Carnegie-funded Free Library branch.  

This view from October 1961 shows the rehabilitation of the interior, in particular new flooring, fluorescent lighting, and re-plastering and painting.

The McPherson Square Branch serves the neighborhoods of Kensington, McPherson Square, and Kensington & Allegheny. It is located near the Allegheny El station.

Creation Year: 1961
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.119972
Geocode Latitude:39.994181

Creator Name: Lawrence S. Williams, Inc. - Photographer