Item No: pdcf00375
Title: Oak Lane Branch
Additional Title: WWI memorial plaque on the wall of the Oak Lane Branch, 1923
Historic Street Address:
6614 North 12th Street
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 1923 image, taken from a copy of the Thirteenth Annual Report of the Art Jury, shows that the center spandrel panel on the Oak Lane side facade of the branch was removed, and a World War I bronze memorial plaque was installed.
The Oak Lane Branch serves the community of Oak Lane, east of Broad Street at the city's northern border.
Thirteeth Annual Report of the Art Jury, Philadelphia