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Tacony Branch

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Item No: pdcf00142
Title: Tacony Branch
Additional Title: Exterior view of the Tacony Branch, 1906
Historic Street Address: 6742 Torresdale Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

The land for the Tacony Branch was donated in 1904 by Jacob S. Disston, Esq., whose influential family in the Tacony area dated back to 1872. Located in a working-class neighborhood at Torresdale Avenue & Knorr Street, the branch opened on November 27, 1906, becoming the 4th Andrew Carnegie-funded branch of the Free Library.

This is a 1906 exterior view of the Tacony Branch. The architect was Lindley Johnson. The design is an open T-plan, one-story Beaux Arts Revival building with a basement, using brick and terra cotta for the exterior. The building was completed at a cost of $43,383.

The Tacony Branch serves the Tacony/Wissinoming community.


Creation Year: 1906
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:40.025342
Geocode Longitude:-75.045232

Creator Name: Rau, William Herman, 1855-1920 - Photographer