Cecil B. Moore/Columbia Avenue Branch

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Item No: pdcf00069
Title: Cecil B. Moore/Columbia Avenue Branch
Additional Title: Close-up of the front entrance of the newly-opened Columbia Avenue Branch, 1962
Historic Street Address: 2320 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

This is a 1962 close-up exterior view of the entrance to the newly-opened Columbia Avenue Branch. It features a large ceramic tile mosaic in the vestibule, called "Integration of Science and Art," by artist Edna Andrade.  It was commissioned as part of the 1% For Art initiative for public buildings.

In 1987, both the avenue and the branch were renamed, in honor of civil rights activist and civic leader Cecil B. Moore, a lawyer, a civil rights activist, a president of the local NAACP, and a member of Philadelphia's City Council, who died in 1979.

The Cecil B. Moore Branch serves North Central Philadelphia, Strawberry Mansion, Brewerytown, Sharswood, and the Johnson Homes.

Creation Year: 1962
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.173440
Geocode Latitude:39.980482