Welsh Road Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00555
Title: Welsh Road Branch
Additional Title: Exterior in situ image of the Welsh Road Branch, 1976
Creation Date: 4/7/1976
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 exterior in situ image shows the library (on the right) in the still-to-be-developed shopping center.

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.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.033833
Geocode Latitude:40.075308

Creator Name: Merrick, Frank - Photographer