Item No: pdcf00364
Title: Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library
Additional Title: Photograph of the architect's rendering for the Northwest Regional Library, ca. 1976
Historic Street Address:
68 West Chelten Avenue
Print and Picture Collection
The Northwest Regional Library opened on July 25, 1978, replacing the former Germantown Branch. Northwest Regional was the third regional library in the Free Library system, providing the region with a larger collection than those of neighborhood branches.
It was renamed in 2002 for Joseph E. Coleman, a 20-year Philadelphia City Councilman, and its first African-American president. He worked for the development of the Northwest Regional Library. This is a copy of the architect’s rendering for the new Northwest Regional Library.
The library serves the Northwest Philadelphia communities.
Stonorov and Haws - Architect
Koren, V. - Artist
Harris & Davis - Photographer