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Tacony Branch

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Item No: pdcf00260
Title: Tacony Branch
Additional Title: Interior view of the Tacony Branch, ca. 1960
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. 1960 image shows the children's room, following major renovations to the interior. For a comparison, see image #pdcf00247. The principle changes include linoleum flooring, a luminous drop ceiling (concealing the exisiting catherdral ceiling), removal of doorway molding, and repainting of remaining woodwork.

The Tacony Branch serves the Tacony/Wissinoming community.


Creation Year: ca. 1960
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:40.025342
Geocode Longitude:-75.045232