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McPherson Square Branch

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Item No: pdcf00320
Title: McPherson Square Branch
Additional Title: Exterior of newly-rehabilitated McPherson Square Branch, 1975
Historic Street Address: 601 East Indiana Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

 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 1975 view shows extensive repainting of the exterior, just after a second major rehabilitation.

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


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.994181
Geocode Longitude:-75.119972