Nicetown-Tioga Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00349
Title: Nicetown-Tioga Branch
Additional Title: Overhead view of the Nicetown-Tioga Branch, 1962
Creation Date: 1/24/1962
Historic Street Address: 3720 North Broad Street
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 Andrew Carnegie-funded building at 1715 Hunting Park Avenue.

The branch relocated once more in 1958, to a converted Linton's Restaurant at 3720 North Broad Street, at which time it was renamed the Nicetown-Tioga Branch.  In 1961, it was extensively remodeled and modernized, as seen in this 1962 overhead interior view of the children’s room above and the adult stacks below.

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:-75.151284
Geocode Latitude:40.009970