Overbrook Park Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00381
Title: Overbrook Park Branch
Additional Title: Exterior view of the Overbrook Park Branch, October 1972
Historic Street Address: 7422 Haverford Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

 The Overbrook Park neighborhood began growing after World War II. By 1960, the Schuylkill Expressway contributed to the growth of City Line Avenue and the Overbrook Park neighborhood. The Overbrook Park Branch, designed by architect Eugene P. Dichter and located at Haverford & Woodbine Avenues, opened on November 2, 1972.

This 1972 exterior view was taken in October, just prior to the branch's opening. Note the unusual signpost for the library, mirroring the building's circular architecture.

The Overbrook Park Branch serves the community of Overbrook Park.

Creation Year: 1972
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.263995
Geocode Latitude:39.976036

Creator Name: Lawrence S. Williams, Inc. - Photographer