Roxborough Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00453
Title: Roxborough Branch
Additional Title: Commemorative plaque in the Roxborough Branch, 1969
Creation Date: 10/9/1969
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. Years later, 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.

In 1969, the branch moved into a new building, just two blocks north. This is a photograph of a commemorative plaque in the library, describing a foundation which purchases many of the materials for the Roxborough Branch.

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

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.218217
Geocode Latitude:40.036681

Creator Name: Schick, Jules - Photographer