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Tacony Branch

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Item No: pdcf00150
Title: Tacony Branch
Additional Title: Exterior view of the Tacony Branch, ca. 1940
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 ca. 1940 image shows a three-quarter exterior view of the Tacony Branch, including an added hedge around the perimeter.

The Tacony Branch serves the Tacony/Wissinoming community.


Creation Year: ca. 1940
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:40.025342
Geocode Longitude:-75.045232