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: pdcf00367
Title: Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library
Additional Title: Exterior view of the entrance area of the Northwest Regional Library, ca. 1979
Historic Street Address: 68 West Chelten Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

 This is a ca. 1979 exterior view of the entrance to the Northwest Regional Library.  The Northwest Regional 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.

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.

The library serves the Northwest Philadelphia communities.

Creation Year: ca. 1979
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.176034
Geocode Latitude:40.034060

Creator Name: Kaufman, Elliott - Photographer