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Free Library of Philadelphia (Central Library)

1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103

Free Library of Philadelphia
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The Central Branch of the Free Library is one of two buildings that are replicas of those in the Place de la Concorde in Paris. This was done in part to help establish the Benjamin Franklin Parkway as Philadelphia's Champ Elysees.

the Free Library of Philadelphia opened for business at its current location on June 2, 1927.

The Free Library has a stuffed raven named Grip, which was owned by Charles Dickens.

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