Germantown Grammar School

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Germantown Grammar School
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Germantown Grammar School #1, October 2010
Germantown Grammar School is located in Pennsylvania
Germantown Grammar School
Location McCallum and Haines Sts., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°02′15″N 75°10′43″W / 40.0374°N 75.1786°W / 40.0374; -75.1786Coordinates: 40°02′15″N 75°10′43″W / 40.0374°N 75.1786°W / 40.0374; -75.1786
Area less than one acre
Built 1874-1875, 1886-1887
Architect Esler, Louis; Anshutz, Joseph W.
Architectural style Italianate
Governing body Private
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP Reference # 86003287, 06000430 (boundary increase) [1]
Added to NRHP December 1, 1986, May 19, 2006 (boundary increase)

Germantown Grammar School, also known as Lafayette Grammar School and Opportunities Industrial Center, Inc., are two historic school buildings located in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Germantown Grammar School #1 was built in 1874-1875, and is a three-story, serpentine brownstone building in a combined Italianate / Gothic-style. It has a two-story addition dated to the 1980s. It features dressed brownstone trim; a projecting, pedimented front section; and projecting cross-gables. Germantown Grammar School #2 was built in 1886-1887, and is a two-story, four bay by nine bay, brick building faced in Wissahickon schist in a vernacular Italianate-style.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. A boundary increase occurred in 2006.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (SEARCHABLE DATABASE). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes B. Mintz (July 1986). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: Germantown Grammar School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03.  and Dara Zitzmann (January 2006). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Germantown Grammar School (Boundary Increase)" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03.