Queen Memorial Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00416
Title: Queen Memorial Branch
Additional Title: Exterior view of the Queen Memorial Branch, ca. 1940
Historic Street Address: 33rd & Wharton Streets
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

 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 ca. 1940 exterior view shows the building’s southern face.

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. 1940
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.197727
Geocode Latitude:39.938013

Creator Name: United States. Works Progress Administration of Pennsylvania - Photographer