Welsh Road Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00548
Title: Welsh Road Branch
Additional Title: Groundbreaking ceremony for the Welsh Road Branch, 1967
Historic Street Address: 9233 Roosevelt Boulevard
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

 The Welsh Road Branch opened to the public on November 11, 1968. This is a 1967 image of the groundbreaking ceremonies. The library was one of the first in the country to be built in a shopping center, predicting that the unique location would stimulate circulation. It has fulfilled that hope, circulating in excess of 200,000 items per year.

Located just behind the Northeast Shopping Center at Welsh Road & Roosevelt Boulevard, the Welsh Road Branch serves the nearby communities of Northeast Philadelphia.

Creation Year: 1967
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.033833
Geocode Latitude:40.075308

Creator Name: Philadelphia (Pa.). Department of Records - Photographer