Overbrook Park Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00383
Title: Overbrook Park Branch
Additional Title: Interior view of the Overbrook Park Branch, 1973
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 1973 interior view features the circulation desk and the overhead wood mobile, titled "Monument to Free Thought," created for the branch by Karel Mikolas.

The Overbrook Park Branch serves the community of Overbrook Park.

Creation Year: 1973
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.263995
Geocode Latitude:39.976036

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