Item No: pdcf00073
Title: Cecil B. Moore/Columbia Avenue Branch
Additional Title: Interior perspective view of the children's room in the Columbia Avenue Branch, ca. 1962
Historic Street Address:
2320 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Print and Picture Collection
This is a ca. 1962 interior perspective view in the Columbia Avenue Branch, from the children's room, past the circulation desk, and through to the adult reading room. This branch replaced the Wagner Institute Branch (which still exists at 17th & Montgomery as a science and natural history museum).
Originally called the Columbia Avenue Branch, both the avenue and the library were renamed in 1987, in honor of Cecil Bassett Moore. He was a lawyer, a civil rights activist who led the fight to integrate Girard College, president of the local NAACP, and a member of Philadelphia's City Council.
This branch serves North Central Philadelphia, Strawberry Mansion, Brewerytown, Sharswood, and the Johnson Homes.