Roxborough Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00452
Title: Roxborough Branch
Additional Title: Architect's rendering of the new Roxborough Branch, ca. 1967
Historic Street Address: 6245 Ridge Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

 The Roxborough Branch opened as a Free Library branch in 1896, in the Roxborough Lyceum (built in the mid-1800s). In 1908, the branch closed, as two new Andrew Carnegie-funded branches opened in the nearby Manayunk and Wissahickon areas. It was decided to merge these two branches into a reestablished Roxborough Branch. In 1960, it reopened in a rented former A&P supermarket building.

This is a copy of the architect's ca. 1967 rendering for a new building, designed by The Ballinger Company. In 1969, the branch moved two blocks north into the new building.

The Roxborough Branch serves the communities of Roxborough, Manayunk, and Wissahickon.

Creation Year: ca. 1967
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.218217
Geocode Latitude:40.036681