Item No: pdcf00352
Title: Northeast Regional Library
Additional Title: Building site for the Northeast Regional Library, ca. 1962
Historic Street Address:
2228 Cottman Avenue
Print and Picture Collection
The Northeast Regional Library is the first of three major regional libraries intended to provide “central library” service to the principal areas of the city. It is second only to the Parkway Central Library in size, available resources, and number of staff, thereby offering more in-house services than the local neighborhood branches.
The site for the new building was a vacated Penn Fruit supermarket, pictured here before being demolished.
Located near the intersection of Cottman and Bustleton Avenues, it serves the greater northeast area as a regional library, and the entire city for research.