Northeast Regional Library

Item Info

Item No: pdcf00359
Title: Northeast Regional Library
Additional Title: Wooden mural in the Northeast Regional Library, 1963
Historic Street Address: 2228 Cottman Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

The Northeast Regional Library, which opened in late 1963, 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.

This interior view shows the 3-dimensional wooden mural installed in the Northeast Regional Library in 1963, as part of the 1% For Art program. Created by wood sculptor James Van Dyk, it measures 9'x 44'.

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
Geocode Latitude:40.048204

Creator Name: William J. Fredericks - Photographer