Cecil B. Moore/Columbia Avenue Branch

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00075
Title: Cecil B. Moore/Columbia Avenue Branch
Additional Title: Meeting room in the Columbia Avenue Branch, 1962
Historic Street Address: 2320 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

This is an image of the meeting room (facing the front) in the newly-opened Columbia Avenue branch, in 1962.  The 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.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.173440
Geocode Latitude:39.980482