Wissahickon Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00082
Title: Wissahickon Branch
Additional Title: Manayunk's 250th Anniversary Exhibition, Manayunk Branch, 1940
Historic Street Address: Manayunk Avenue & Osborn Street
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

The Wissahickon Branch was the ninth Andrew Carnegie-funded Free Library branch, opened in 1909, and built on land donated by the Pencoyd Iron Works. This 1940 photograph shows some of the displays of books, papers, clothing, and artifacts celebrating the Wissahickon Community's 250th Anniversary, a joint exhibition with the Manayunk Branch.

The Wissahickon Branch served the Wissahickon neighborhood until it closed, along with the Manayunk Branch, in 1969; these branches moved into a new building, merging with the reestablished Roxborough Branch. Sometime soon after, the building that was formerly the Wissahickon Branch (pictured here) burned down.

Creation Year: 1940
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.210097
Geocode Latitude:40.019028

Creator Name: Hey, Charles P. - Photographer