Cecil B. Moore/Columbia Avenue Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00074
Title: Cecil B. Moore/Columbia Avenue Branch
Additional Title: Interior view of the children's room in the Columbia Avenue Branch, ca. 1962
Historic Street Address: 2320 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

This is a ca. 1962 interior view of the children's room, in the Columbia Avenue Branch.  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.

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