Philadelphia Public Schools TR



The Philadelphia Public Schools Thematic Nomination includes sixty-four buildings erected by the School Board of Philadelphia and its predecessors from 1825 to 1937. The beginning date of this period represents the earliest extant school house erected by and for the public school system. The latter date indicates the end of construction of public schools in Philadelphia until after World War II. In fact, no public school buildings were erected in Philadelphia between 1937 and 1946 according to the records of the School District of Philadelphia. These sixty four buildings have been chosen from over 110 known extant buildings built up to 1937. They were selected on the basis of their architectural quality and historical importance and as examples of the changing trends in education architecture over the years. They range in style and size from the simple Greek Revival brick school house containing large multi-purpose rooms to the large 1930s Art Deco and Art Moderne brick high schools with specialized spaces for specific activities. The smallest building is the one-room rural Mechanicsville School (1866); among the largest are Overbrook High School (1924-1926) and Olney High School (1929-1930) with capacities of 3800 and 4000 students respectively. - NRHP, 4 December 1986

Places

PlaceLocaleTypeAsNotedIn
Blankenburg, Reudolph, School
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Edmunds, Henry R, School
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Feltonville School No 2
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Farragut, David, School
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Levering, William, School
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Mifflin School
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Pennypacker, Samuel W, School
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Spring Garden School No 2
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Vaux, Roberts, Junior High School
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Bache, Alexander Dallas, School
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Belmont School
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Dobbins, Murrell, Vocational School
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John Story Jenks School
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Darrah, Lydia, School
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John Marshall School
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McDaniel, Delaplaine, School
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Pennell, Joseph, School
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Meredith, William M, School
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Bayard Taylor School
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Brooks, George L, School
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Axe, William W, School
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Creighton, Thomas, School
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Nichols, Jeremiah, School
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Bartlett School
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Francis Hopkinson School
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John L Kinsey School
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Nebinger, George W, School
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Ramsey, J Sylvester, School
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Stanton, Edwin M, School
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Wright, Richardson L, School
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Chandler, George, School
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Houston, Henry H, School
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Henry, Charles Wolcott, School
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Horn, George L, School
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McClure, Alexander K, School
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Poe, Edgar Allen, School
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Sheridan, Philip H, School
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West Philadelphia High School
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Alcorn, James, School
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Cassidy, Lewis C, School
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Wagner, Gen Louis, Junior High School
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Forrest, Edwin, School
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Helen Fleischer Vocational School
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Mann, William, School
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Overbrook High School
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Rowen, William, School
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Walton, Rudolph, School
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Germantown Grammar School No 2
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Schaeffer, Charles, School
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Bregy, F Amadee, School
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Emlen, Eleanor Cope, School of Practice
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Ferguson, Joseph C, School
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Fayette School
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Logan Demonstration School
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Muhr, Simon, Work Training School
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Reynolds, Gen John F, School
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Stevens, Thaddeus, School of Observation
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Wister, Mary Channing, School
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Bartram, John, High School
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Birney, Gen David B, School
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Dobson, James, School
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David Wilmot School
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Dunbar, Paul Lawrence, School
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Kirkbride, Eliza Butler, School
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Mechanicsville School
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Penn Treaty Junior High School
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Southwark School
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Thomas, George C, Junior High School
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Nathaniel Hawthorne School
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Barton, Clara, School
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Crossan, Kennedy, School
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Wolf, George, School
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Edward W Bok Technical High School
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Julia Ward Howe School
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Landreth, David, School
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Overbrook School
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Read, Thomas Buchanan, School
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James J Sullivan School
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Fulton, Robert, School
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Conwell, Russell H, School
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Gratz, Simon, High School
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Thomas Jefferson School
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Institute for Colored Youth
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Thomas Mifflin School
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Powers, Thomas, School
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Smedley, Franklin, School
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Francis E Willard School
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Ethan Allen School
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Joseph W Catharine School
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Franklin, Benjamin, School
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Harding, Warren G, Junior High School
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Furness, Horace, Junior High School
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Marshall, John, School
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Penn, William, High School for Girls
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Sharswood, George, School
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Washington, George, School
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Walter George Smith School
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Brown, Joseph H, School
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Paterson, John M, School
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Finletter, Thomas K, School
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Federal Street School
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Lowell, James Russell, School
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Northeast Manual Training School
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Richmond School
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Tilden, William J, Junior High School
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John Greenleaf Whittier School
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Germantown Grammar School
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Muhlenberg School
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Durham, Thomas, School
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Fell, D Newlin, School
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Dunlap, Thomas, School
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Lea, Henry C, School of Practice
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Meade, George, School
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Meehan, Thomas, School
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Spring Garden School No 1
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Vare, Edwin H, Junior High School
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Mitchell, S Weir, School
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Beeber, Dimner, Junior High School
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Disston, Hamilton, School
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Disston, Mary, School
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Central High School
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Jones, John Paul, Junior High School
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Martin Orthopedic School
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Peirce, William S, School
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Shoemaker, William, Junior High School
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Sulzberger, Mayer, Junior High School
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Daniel Boone School
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James Elverson Jr School
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Cooke, Jay, Junior High School
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Gillespie, Elizabeth Duane, Junior High School
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Holmes Junior High School
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Key, Francis Scott, School
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Morrison, Andrew J, School
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Ralston, Robert, School
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Comly, Watson, School
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Woodrow Wilson Junior High School
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Lawndale School
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Bridesburg School
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William H Harrison School
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William B Hanna School
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Martin, James, School
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Philadelphia High School for Girls
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Anna Howard Shaw Junior High School
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Wayne, Anthony, School
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Adamson, William, School
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Carnell, Laura H, School
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Childs, George W, School
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Thomas Fitzsimons Junior High School
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Fitler School
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Ludlow, James R, School
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Olney High School
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Roosevelt, Theodore, Junior High School
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Abigail Vare School
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Wilson, James, Public School
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Olney Elementary School
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People

Last Name Name AsNotedIn
Richards: Henry deCourcy Richards
Catharine: Irwin T Catharine
Anschutz: Joseph W Anschutz
Esler: Louis H Esler
Philadelphia Board of Education: Philadelphia Board of Education

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