Item No: pdcf00557
Title: Welsh Road Branch
Additional Title: Close-up view of the entryway of the Welsh Road Branch, 1981
Historic Street Address:
9233 Roosevelt Boulevard
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. As seen in this 1981 image, the black-and-white marble mosaic, created by Edna Andrade and entitled "Space Cage,” dominates the entryway. It was commissioned for the 1% For Art initiative.
Located just behind the Northeast Shopping Center at Welsh Road & Roosevelt Boulevard, the Welsh Road Branch serves the nearby communities of Northeast Philadelphia.
Williams, Ron - Photographer