Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

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Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

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Item No: pdcf00610
Title: Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library
Additional Title: Interior view of the Philadelphia Regional Library, adult stacks, 1977
Historic Street Address: 125 South 52nd Street
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

The West Philadelphia Regional Library opened on October 21, 1976, becoming the second regional library in the city, providing West Philadelphia with a larger collection than those of neighborhood branches.  This is a 1977 interior view of the adult stacks.  

 In 2004, this regional library branch was renamed the Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional library, after Lucien Blackwell, a former congressman, city council member, state legislator and local activist, who died in 2003.

Located two blocks south of the 52nd Street El station in West Philadelphia, the library serves the communities of Cedar Park, Walnut Hill, West Market, Mill Creek, Dunlap, and West Park.


Creation Year: 1977
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.957473
Geocode Longitude:-75.225056

Creator Name: Frank Merrick - Photographer