Bucks County History: Photograph Shows Historic Library in its Infancy

Image via Yardley Historical Association.
The picture was taken in the late-1950s for a local magazine.

A historic photograph is showing Bucks County as many have never seen it before, as one local library is seen before recent updates.

The Yardley Historical Association, which regularly posts about the area’s history online, shared a photograph from 1956 that shows the Old Library at Lake Afton. In the picture, the library is much smaller than it is today, as it had not had the addition built onto its side yet.

The picture was taken to go along with an article from the Bucks County Traveller, a magazine that documented life and history in county. The last sentence of the article spoke about he reputation of the town:

“Yardley is a friendly place with a mingling of old families and new, a happy regard for tradition and the preservation of the town’s historic beauty.”

The association maintains a collection of primary and secondary materials related to the area, including maps, photographs, newspapers, letters, deeds, and ephemera.

Learn more at the Yardley Historical Association.


Connect With Your Community

Subscribe for stories that matter!

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.