Northwest Agency Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00165
Title: Northwest Agency Branch
Additional Title: Interior view of the Northwest Agency Branch, ca. 1940
Historic Street Address: 2425 West Lehigh Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

 This is a ca. 1940 interior view of the Northwest Agency Branch, facing the back of the room. The branch was located at the corner of W. Lehigh Avenue & N. Taylor Street. Also known as the Northwest Library, it was open from 1934-1946. It was replaced in 1946 by the Widener Branch, which moved to its new location only a block away.

The Northwest Library served the North Central Philadelphia, Strawberry Mansion, and Allegheny West neighborhoods.

Creation Year: ca. 1940
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.996357
Geocode Longitude:-75.171636