Item No: pdcf00065
Title: Cecil B. Moore/Columbia Avenue Branch
Additional Title: Architect's rendering for new Columbia Avenue Branch, ca. 1960
Historic Street Address:
2320 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Print and Picture Collection
This is the architect's rendering for the Columbia Avenue Branch, by the firm Wright, Andrade & Amenta. The branch opened in 1962, succeeding the Wagner Institute Branch (which still exists at 17th & Montgomery as a science and natural history museum). In 1987, the branch was renamed the Cecil B. Moore Branch, in honor of civil rights activist and civic leader Cecil Bassett Moore.
The Cecil B. Moore Branch serves North Central Philadelphia, Strawberry Mansion, Brewerytown, Sharswood, and the Johnson Homes.