Oak Lane Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00373
Title: Oak Lane Branch
Additional Title: Exterior view of the Oak Lane Branch, 1911
Historic Street Address: 6614 North 12th Street
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

 The Oak Lane Branch was built with the combined efforts of the Ladies Review Club of Oak Lane, the Library Association, and funding from Andrew Carnegie--it was the twelfth of 25 Philadlephia libraries built using the Carnegie grant, and it opened on December 7, 1911.

This is a 1911 view, showing the red brick and terra cotta exterior. Designed by architect Ralph E. White, it is an example of the Beaux Arts structure, with a T-shaped, open plan library form.

The Oak Lane Branch serves the community of Oak Lane, east of Broad Street at the city's northern border.

Creation Year: 1911
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.137812
Geocode Latitude:40.054576

Creator Name: Rau, William Herman, 1855-1920 - Photographer