Oak Lane Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00378
Title: Oak Lane Branch
Additional Title: Interior view of the children's room in the Oak Lane Branch, ca. 1958
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 view of the children's room was taken shortly after major rehabilitation of the interior in 1958. Featured are new flooring, lighting, and woodwork repainted a light color.

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

Creation Year: ca. 1958
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.137812
Geocode Latitude:40.054576

Creator Name: Fredericks, William J. - Photographer