Nicetown-Tioga Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00339
Title: Nicetown-Tioga Branch
Additional Title: Nicetown Branch interior, ca. 1920s-30s
Historic Street Address: 1715 Hunting Park Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

 The Nicetown Branch opened in 1897, in the converted Pfund's Hall at 4015 Germantown Avenue. In 1917, the branch was relocated to a new building at 1715 Hunting Park Avenue, becoming the 20th Free Library branch funded by Andrew Carnegie.  This ca. 1920s-30s interior view features the staff area behind the spacious circulation desk.

The branch relocated again in 1958, to a converted Linton's Restaurant, when it was renamed the Nicetown-Tioga Branch (and subsequently remodeled in 1961). 

The Nicetown-Tioga Branch serves the communities of Nicetown and Tioga, situated close to the Erie station of the Broad Street Subway. 

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.155611
Geocode Latitude:40.015117