Item No: pdcp01010
Title: View of Free Library and Parkway
Historic Street Address:
1901 Vine Street
Print and Picture Collection
This 1928 photograph, taken by the Aero Service Corp., shows an aerial view of the Parkway Central Library, which opened a year eaelier. The vacant lot next to the library building was eventually occupied by the almost-identical Philadelphia Family Court Building, in 1940. Their Beaux-Arts design was based on a pair of palaces on the Place de la Concorde, in Paris.
Aero Service Corporation - Photographer