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Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Central Library

 
 
Central Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
1. Central Library Marker
Inscription. Opened on June 2, 1927, the Central Library was designed in the Beaux Arts style by Horace Trumbauer & Julian Francis Abele. It was built to serve as the main building of the Free Library of Philadelphia, chartered in 1891.
 
Erected 2002 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.563′ N, 75° 10.263′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Vine Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia PA 19103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Aero Memorial Pillar (about 500 feet away); Frank N. Piasecki (about 500 feet away); The City Plan of Philadelphia (about 700 feet away); Meriwether Lewis (about 800 feet away); Baldwin Locomotive Works (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Tadeusz Kosciuszko (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civilian Public Service (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
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Central Library image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
2. Central Library
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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