List of Carnegie libraries in Philadelphia
The following list of Carnegie libraries in Philadelphia provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Philadelphia, where 25 libraries were built from 1 grant (totaling $1,500,000) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York on January 5, 1903.
Building still operating as a library
Building standing, but now serving another purpose
Building no longer standing
historic district on the National Register of Historic Places Building contributes to a
|1||Chestnut Hill||8711 Germantown Avenue (19118)
|2||Cobbs Creek||5800 Cobbs Creek Parkway, (19143)
|3||Falls of Schuylkill||3501 Midvale Avenue (19129)
|4||Frankford||4634 Frankford Avenue (19124)||Replaced by modern building|
|5||Germantown||5818 Germantown Avenue (19144)
||Senior citizens center|
|7||Haddington||446 North 65th Street (19151)
|8||Kingsessing||1201 South 51st Street (19143)
|9||Lehigh||601 West Lehigh Avenue (19133)
|Renamed Lillian Marerro Branch ca. 2005|
|10||Logan||1333 Wagner Avenue (19141),
|11||Manayunk||Fleming and Dupont Streets (19128)
||Now a nursing home|
|12||McPherson Square||601 East Indiana Avenue (19134)
|13||Nicetown||1715 Hunting Park Avenue (19124)||Replaced by modern building in 1961, |
at 3720 Broad Street 19140
|14||Oak Lane||6614 North 12th Street (19126)
||Land gift of citizens of Oak Lane and Vicinity|
|15||Paschalville||6942 Woodland Avenue (19142)
||Faces South 70th Street|
|16||Passyunk||1935 Shunk Street (19145)
||Opened 1914, Renamed 2004:|
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Branch
|17||Richmond||2987 Almond Street (19134)
|18||Ritner Children's||No longer in existence|
|19||Southwark||1108 South 5th Street||Now houses Philadelphia Overseas Chinese Association|
|20||Spring Garden||1700 Spring Garden Street||Razed|
|21||Tacony||6742 Torresdale Avenue (19135)
||Land gift of Jacob S. Disston, Esq. 1906 |
|22||Thomas Holme||7810 Frankford Avenue (19136)
Land gift of Lower Dublin Academy
|23||Walnut Street||140 South 40th Street (19104)
||West Philadelphia Branch|
|24||Wissahickon||Manayunk Avenue and Osbourne Street||Razed|
|25||Wyoming||231 East Wyoming Avenue (19120)
||Opened October 30, 1930, it was the last library funded by Carnegie.|
- Anderson, p. 57.
- "FLP:Frankford Branch (Note modern building)". FLP Web Site. Free Library of Philadelphia. Retrieved 2010-09-17.
- "The Carnegie Libraries:Philadelphia County". The Pennsylvania Center for the Book. Pennsylvania State University. Retrieved 2010-09-16.
Germantown:Original now a senior citizens center Greenwich Branch (Original razed) Ritner's Children's (No longer in existence) Spring Garden Branch (Razed) Wissahickon Branch (Razed)
- "FLP:Lillian Marrero Branch". FLP Web Site. Free Library of Philadelphia. Retrieved 2010-09-15.
Lillian Marerro Branch, 601 West Lehigh Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19133-2228
- "Branch renamed for Lillian E. Marrero-Rios (1956–2005), a librarian at this branch for many years."
- "FLP:Nicetown Branch)". FLP Web Site. Free Library of Philadelphia. Retrieved 2010-09-17.
On June 29, 1917, a new library funded by Andrew Carnegie was opened at 1715 Hunting Park Avenue, near Wayne Avenue. The 12th library in the Free Library system, it kept the name 'Nicetown.'
- "FLP:Nicetown Branch (Note modern building)". FLP Web Site. Free Library of Philadelphia. Retrieved 2010-09-17.
The present library, now named for both communities, opened in a remodeled Linton's restaurant on April 16, 1961. It was located at the intersection of Broad Street, Erie and Germantown Avenues – now a transportation hub with a Broad Street subway station.
- The Land On which this Building is Erected Was Presented to the City by Citizens of Oak Lane and Vicinity for the Oak Lane Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia MCMXI. Plaque inside front entrance, 6614 North 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19126. 2010-09-17.
- "FLP:Donatucci Branch". FLP Web Site. Free Library of Philadelphia. Retrieved 2010-09-17.
Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr.: The Donatucci Branch (known as the Passyunk Branch until 2004) has been a vibrant and evolving institution since 1914.
- The Land On which this Building is Erected Was Presented to the City by Jacob S. Disston Esq. for the Tacony Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia MCMVI. 6742 Torresdale Avenue (19135). 2009-04-08.
- The Land On which this Building is Erected Was Presented to the City by The Trustees of The Lower Dublin Academy for the Thomas Holme Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia MCMVI. Plaque inside front entrance, 7810 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136-3047. 2010-09-04.
- Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Historical Marker
- Anderson, Florence (1963). Carnegie Corporation Library Program 1911–1961. New York: Carnegie Corporation. OCLC 1282382.
- Bobinski, George S. (1969). Carnegie Libraries: Their History and Impact on American Public Library Development. Chicago: American Library Association. ISBN 0-8389-0022-4.
- Jones, Theodore (1997). Carnegie Libraries Across America. New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-14422-3.
- Miller, Durand R. (1943). Carnegie Grants for Library Buildings, 1890–1917. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York. OCLC 2603611.
Note: The above references, while all authoritative, are not entirely mutually consistent. Some details of this list may have been drawn from one of the references without support from the others. Reader discretion is advised.
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