Northwest Branch Library – Reading PA

City:
Reading, PA

Site Type:
Education and Health, Libraries

New Deal Agencies:
Public Works Funding, Public Works Administration (PWA)

Started:
1938

Completed:
1939

Quality of Information:
Very Good

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

Reading, Pennsylvania’s historic Northwest Branch Library was constructed during the Great Depression with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds.

PWA Docket No. X2138

Source notes

National Archives: Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 38.

Page 107 in the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, Projects and Statistics Division, 2/8/1939, p. 107. The report lists a library in Reading as one of their accomplishments.

Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on September 7, 2015.
Additional contributions by Kris Thompson.

Location Info


901 Schuylkill Avenue
Reading, PA 19601

Coordinates: 40.348939, -75.942291

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