Welsh Road Branch

Item Info

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
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. 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.

Creation Year: 1981
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.033833
Geocode Latitude:40.075308

Creator Name: Williams, Ron - Photographer