Item No: pdcf00440
Title: Ritner Children's Branch
Additional Title: Interior view of the Ritner Children's Branch, 1973
Historic Street Address:
2407-17 S. Broad Street
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 view shows the branch's interior.
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.
Lawrence S. Williams, Inc. - Photographer