View of Free Library and Parkway

Historical Images of Philadelphia Philadelphiana
View of Free Library and Parkway

Item Info

Item No: pdcp01010
Title: View of Free Library and Parkway
Creation Date: 4/5/1928
Historic Street Address: 1901 Vine Street
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: 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.

Creation Year: 1928
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.171077
Geocode Latitude:39.959392

Creator Name: Aero Service Corporation - Photographer