Northeast Regional Library

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00352
Title: Northeast Regional Library
Additional Title: Building site for the Northeast Regional Library, ca. 1962
Historic Street Address: 2228 Cottman Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: 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.

Creation Year: ca. 1962
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.061380
Geocode Latitude:40.048204