Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Historical Images of Philadelphia Free Library Departments and Branches
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Item Info

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
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: 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.

Creation Year: ca. 1976
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.176034
Geocode Latitude:40.034060

Creator Name: Stonorov and Haws - Architect
Koren, V. - Artist
Harris & Davis - Photographer