Item No: pdcf00441
Title: Ritner Children's Branch
Additional Title: Sculpture in the Ritner Children's Branch
Historic Street Address:
2407-2417 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 wood sculpture, created by Evelyn Keyser, is titled “Words Unspoken Here.” It was originally installed in Ritner Children’s in 1970, and was moved to the Fumo Family Branch in 1999.
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.