Click here a little before 7 PM on November 10 to join!
History and Architecture of the Falls Library
Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Falls of Schuylkill Library
Wednesday, November 10, 7 PM
(presentation will immediately follow a brief business meeting)
If you have ever wondered about the imposing Gothic Tudor stone structure with its iconic cupola and catfish weathervane gracing the corner of Midvale Ave and Warden Drive, plan to attend the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Falls of Schuylkill Library via Zoom on Wednesday, November 10 at 7 PM.
The building in question is the 108 year old Falls of Schuylkill Library, a vibrant and important educational, social, and cultural center in East Falls. Distinguished architect and East Falls resident Ellen Prantl will highlight the meeting with a talk on the Library, its history as an original Carnegie Library, its architectural design and construction.
Ms. Prantl’s illustrated talk will focus on the Carnegie library program, the requirements for a neighborhood to be selected as a site, the hiring of librarians under the program and the distinctive architecture of the building.
A resident of East Falls since 1985, Ms. Prantl is an architect with Jacobs, an international architectural/engineering firm with offices in center city. She specializes in institutional architecture with a focus on medical and research facilities. Ms. Prantl has also been an adjunct professor at Temple University, Moore College of Art and at Jefferson University.
Also on the meeting agenda will be the election of vice president and secretary to the Friends’ board.
Presentation co-sponsored by Friends of the Falls of Schuylkill Library and East Falls Historical Society
Everyone welcome. Free. No advance registration. Click here a little before 7 PM on November 10 to join!