Welsh Road BranchHistorical Images of Philadelphia Free Library Departments and Branches
Item No: pdcf00556
Title: Welsh Road Branch
Additional Title: Exterior view of the Welsh Road Branch, 1976Creation 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. 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. This 1976 exterior view of the branch shows busy shopping traffic alongside the library.
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
Creator Name: Merrick, Frank - Photographer