Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

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Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

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Item No: pdcf00371
Title: Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library
Additional Title: Dragon sculpture in children's room, at the Northwest Regional Library, ca. 1979
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. 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 photograph of "Regional Ricky," a painted wood sculpture of a dragon, originally installed in the children's department of the Northwest Regional Library in 1979; it was moved to the lobby in recent years. It was created by Stewart Zane Paul.

The library serves the Northwest Philadelphia communities.


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:40.034060
Geocode Longitude:-75.176034

Creator Name: Cox, Frances - Photographer