Wyoming Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00513
Title: Wyoming Branch
Additional Title: Interior view of the Wyoming Branch, 1963, after rehabilitation
Historic Street Address: 231 East Wyoming Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

 The Wyoming Branch was the last of the 25 Free Library branches funded by Andrew Carnegie, opening in 1930. In fact, it turned out to be the last library in the world constructed with funds donated by the great library philanthropist.  Because it was the last Carnegie, it included more elaborate details than previous Free Library Carnegies. The ornamental plasterwork on the ceiling is among the finest to be found in Philadelphia's branch libraries.

This 1963 image was taken just after a major rehabilitation of the interior, which included painting, a new circulation desk, new furnishings, the replacement of the light fixtures, and the installation of linoleum floor tiling.

The Wyoming Branch serves the Juniata/Feltonville neighborhoods.

Creation Year: 1962
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.120714
Geocode Latitude:40.021303