Ritner Children's Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00439
Title: Ritner Children's Branch
Additional Title: Exterior view of the Ritner Children's Branch, 1973
Historic Street Address: 2407-2417 S. Broad Street
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

 When the South Philadelphia Branch moved its location to a new building in 1965, the original building soon became the Ritner Children’s branch, the only Free Library branch exclusively for children. (For earlier images of the building, see South Philadelphia Branch.) This 1973 exterior view shows a dark red brick, Medieval Revival structure.

From 1965-1999, the Ritner Children’s Branch served the South Philadelphia community. In 1999, the branch’s space was incorporated into an adjoining community center as a multi-purpose room, and the new Fumo Family Branch replaced it, at a nearby location.

Creation Year: 1973
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.170246
Geocode Latitude:39.920224

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