Item No: pdcf00548
Title: Welsh Road Branch
Additional Title: Groundbreaking ceremony for the Welsh Road Branch, 1967
Historic Street Address:
9233 Roosevelt Boulevard
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.
Philadelphia (Pa.). Department of Records - Photographer