Item No: pdcf00368
Title: Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library
Additional Title: Exterior view of the entry area of the Northwest Regional Library, 1979
Historic Street Address:
68 West Chelten Avenue
Print and Picture Collection
This is a 1979, angled view of the front entrance of the Northwest Regional Library, featuring a small seating area for patrons. 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.
Kaufman, Elliott - Photographer