Northeast Regional LibraryHistorical Images of Philadelphia Free Library Departments and Branches
Item No: pdcf00353
Title: Northeast Regional Library
Additional Title: Construction site for the Northeast Regional Library, March 1963Historic 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.
Shown here is the library in mid-construction, in March of 1963.
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: 1963
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.061380