Furness High School
Horace Furness Junior High School
Horace Furness Junior High School detail, May 2010
|Location||1900 S. Third St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Area||2 acres (0.81 ha)|
|Built by||Cramp & Co.|
|Architect||Richards, Henry deCourcy|
|Architectural style||Late Gothic Revival, Other, Academic Gothic|
|MPS||Philadelphia Public Schools TR|
|NRHP Reference #||86003286|
|Added to NRHP||December 1, 1986|
It was originally named Horace Furness Junior High School. It was designed by Henry deCourcy Richards and built by Cramp & Co. in 1914. It is a four-story, rectangular, reinforced concrete building clad in brick and terra cotta in the Late Gothic Revival-style. It features an oversized arched entryway, blind panels, terra cotta quoining, and a brick parapet. It was named for Shakespearean scholar Horace Howard Furness (1833-1912).
K-8 schools feeding into Furness include Andrew Jackson School, Eliza Butler Kirkbride School, General George A. McCall School, William M. Meredith School, George W. Nebinger School, George Sharswood School, John H. Taggart School, Abigail Vare School, and George Washington School.
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