Oak Lane Branch

Item Info

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
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 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.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.137812
Geocode Latitude:40.054576

Creator Name: Thirteeth Annual Report of the Art Jury, Philadelphia