Item No: pdcf00068
Title: Cecil B. Moore/Columbia Avenue Branch
Additional Title: Exterior view of the newly-opened Columbia Avenue Branch, 1962
Historic Street Address:
2320 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Print and Picture Collection
This is a 1962 exterior view of the newly-opened Columbia Avenue Branch. It succeeded the Wagner Institute Branch, which still exists at 17th Street & Montgomery Avenue, as a science and natural history museum.
In 1987, both the avenue and the branch were renamed, in honor of civil rights activist and civic leader Cecil B. Moore, who died in 1979.
The Cecil B. Moore Branch serves North Central Philadelphia, Strawberry Mansion, Brewerytown, Sharswood, and the Johnson Homes.