Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

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Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

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Item No: pdcf00365
Title: Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library
Additional Title: Ground-breaking for the Northwest Regional Library, ca. 1976
Historic Street Address: 68 West Chelten Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

 The Northwest Regional Library opened on July 25, 1978, replacing the former Germantown Branch. It was the third regional library in the Free Library system, providing the region with a larger collection than those of neighborhood branches.

This is a photograph taken, ca. 1976, at the ground-breaking ceremony for the new Northwest Regional Library. Pictured in the center is Philadelphia City Council President Joseph E. Coleman.  In 2002, the library was renamed for Mr. Coleman, a 20-year city councilman and its first African-American president, who worked for the development of this regional library.

The library serves the Northwest Philadelphia communities.


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