Free Library of Philadelphia, Central BranchHistorical Images of Philadelphia Charles Higgins Negatives
Item No: pdch00143
Title: Free Library of Philadelphia, Central BranchHistoric Street Address: 1901 Vine Street
Media Type: Glass Plate Negatives
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Image taken by Philadelphia Evening Bulletin photographer Charles T. Higgins. Notes on the negative's envelope read: "Free Library of Philadelphia, Central Branch, 1926"
This late 1926 image shows an interior view of a room under construction in the Parkway Central branch of the Free Library, before opening on June 2, 1927. The Beaux-Arts building was designed by African-American architect Julian Abele, chief designer of the Horace Trumbauer architecture firm.
Creation Year: 1926
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.171046
Creator Name: Higgins, Charles - Photographer