Item No: pdcf00370
Title: Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library
Additional Title: Overhead interior view of the Northwest Regional Library, 1979
Historic Street Address:
68 West Chelten Avenue
Print and Picture Collection
This is a 1979, overhead interior view in the Northwest Regional Library, featuring the adult stacks above and the children's room and story hour pit below. 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