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Queen Memorial Branch

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Item No: pdcf00415
Title: Queen Memorial Branch
Additional Title: Children's room of the Queen Memorial Branch, ca. 1912
Historic Street Address: 33rd & Wharton Streets
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

 Named in honor of a Philadelphia optician, pioneer microscope-maker, and philanthropist, the James W. Queen Memorial Library was founded in 1907. It was originally housed in the Hope Presbyterian Church at 33rd & Wharton Streets; it became a branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia on December 13, 1912. This early interior view shows the children’s room.

In 1957, the Queen Memorial Branch was relocated to a rented building at 1313-15 Point Breeze Avenue. In 1995, it opened in its latest location, 1201 S. 23rd Street, in the Landreth Apartments for seniors.

Although located in a seniors residence, the Queen Memorial Branch serves all ages of the Point Breeze community.


Creation Year: ca. 1912
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.938013
Geocode Longitude:-75.197727

Creator Name: Rau, William Herman, 1855-1920 - Photographer