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In the Heart of Philadelphia: The Story of Library Hall

2018
Center for Digital Scholarship

This digital gallery was created by the Center for Digital Scholarship.


This digital exhibition invites you to explore the story of Library Hall, showcasing the different phases of its construction and the historical context in which this building came to life. The above StoryMap allows us to track the movement of the Library as it searched for permanent space. The galleries below offer the opportunity for further exploration of the building's rich history.