National Register of Historic Places listings in West Philadelphia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Location of West Philadelphia in Philadelphia

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in West Philadelphia.

This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The locations of National Register properties and districts for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below, may be seen in a Google map.[1]

There are 545 properties and districts listed on the National Register in Philadelphia, including 67 National Historic Landmarks. West Philadelphia includes 62 of these properties and districts, including 5 National Historic Landmarks; the city's remaining properties and districts are listed elsewhere. Two sites are split between West Philadelphia and other parts of the city, and are thus included on multiple lists.


Current listings[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location Neighborhood[4] Description
1 32nd St. and Lancaster Ave. Philadelphia Armory
32nd St. and Lancaster Ave. Philadelphia Armory
November 14, 1991
(#91001703)
Junction of 32nd Street and Lancaster Avenue
39°57′23″N 75°11′19″W / 39.9564°N 75.1886°W / 39.9564; -75.1886 (32nd St. and Lancaster Ave. Philadelphia Armory)
University City
2 Dimner Beeber Junior High School
Dimner Beeber Junior High School
November 18, 1988
(#88002244)
5901 Malvern Avenue
39°59′11″N 75°14′34″W / 39.9864°N 75.2428°W / 39.9864; -75.2428 (Dimner Beeber Junior High School)
West Parkside
3 Bell Telephone Exchange Building
Bell Telephone Exchange Building
March 20, 2002
(#02000227)
8–12 North Preston Street
39°57′28″N 75°12′15″W / 39.9578°N 75.2042°W / 39.9578; -75.2042 (Bell Telephone Exchange Building)
Powelton Village Telephone switching station from about 1900 to 1928
4 Belmont Avenue Bridge in Philadelphia
Belmont Avenue Bridge in Philadelphia
June 22, 1988
(#88000843)
Belmont Avenue over Ramp B
39°59′37″N 75°13′04″W / 39.9936°N 75.2179°W / 39.9936; -75.2179 (Belmont Avenue Bridge in Philadelphia)
Fairmount Park
5 Belmont School
Belmont School
November 18, 1988
(#88002245)
4030–4060 Brown Street
39°58′00″N 75°12′18″W / 39.9667°N 75.205°W / 39.9667; -75.205 (Belmont School)
Belmont
6 Rudolph Blankenburg School
Rudolph Blankenburg School
November 18, 1988
(#88002248)
4600 Girard Avenue
39°58′21″N 75°12′55″W / 39.9725°N 75.2153°W / 39.9725; -75.2153 (Rudolph Blankenburg School)
Mill Creek
7 Breslyn Apartments
Breslyn Apartments
November 14, 1982
(#82001544)
4624–4642 Walnut Street, 201–213 South 47th Street
39°57′20″N 75°12′55″W / 39.9556°N 75.2153°W / 39.9556; -75.2153 (Breslyn Apartments)
Spruce Hill
8 George L. Brooks School
George L. Brooks School
December 4, 1986
(#86003266)
5629–5643 Haverford Avenue
39°58′06″N 75°14′00″W / 39.9683°N 75.2333°W / 39.9683; -75.2333 (George L. Brooks School)
Haddington
9 Lewis C. Cassidy School
Lewis C. Cassidy School
November 18, 1988
(#88002252)
6523–6543 Lansdowne Avenue
39°58′30″N 75°15′03″W / 39.975°N 75.2508°W / 39.975; -75.2508 (Lewis C. Cassidy School)
Morris Park
10 Centennial National Bank
Centennial National Bank
March 11, 1971
(#71000721)
32nd and Market Streets
39°57′18″N 75°11′13″W / 39.955°N 75.1869°W / 39.955; -75.1869 (Centennial National Bank)
University City Frank Furness, architect (1875–76).
11 Chamounix
Chamounix
April 26, 1972
(#72001146)
West Fairmount Park on Chamounix Drive
40°00′13″N 75°11′47″W / 40.0037°N 75.1963°W / 40.0037; -75.1963 (Chamounix)
Fairmount Park
12 City Line Avenue Bridge
City Line Avenue Bridge
June 22, 1988
(#88000802)
City Avenue over eastern branch of Indian Creek
39°58′29″N 75°16′50″W / 39.9747°N 75.2806°W / 39.9747; -75.2806 (City Line Avenue Bridge)
Overbrook Farms
13 Cobbs Creek Automobile Suburb Historic District
Cobbs Creek Automobile Suburb Historic District
November 12, 1998
(#98001366)
Roughly bounded by Cobbs Creek Parkway, Spruce Street, 62nd Street, and Angora Street
39°57′01″N 75°14′50″W / 39.9503°N 75.2472°W / 39.9503; -75.2472 (Cobbs Creek Automobile Suburb Historic District)
Cobbs Creek
14 College Hall, University of Pennsylvania
College Hall, University of Pennsylvania
February 14, 1978
(#78002444)
Bounded by Walnut, Spruce, 34th, and 36th Streets
39°57′05″N 75°11′38″W / 39.9514°N 75.1939°W / 39.9514; -75.1939 (College Hall, University of Pennsylvania)
University City Thomas W. Richards, architect (1870–72).
15 Drexel Development Historic District
Drexel Development Historic District
November 14, 1982
(#82001546)
Roughly bounded by Pine, Delancey, 39th and 40th Streets
39°57′03″N 75°12′09″W / 39.9508°N 75.2025°W / 39.9508; -75.2025 (Drexel Development Historic District)
University City
16 Thomas Dunlap School
Thomas Dunlap School
December 4, 1986
(#86003277)
5031 Race Street
39°57′47″N 75°13′18″W / 39.9631°N 75.2217°W / 39.9631; -75.2217 (Thomas Dunlap School)
Haddington
17 Fairmount Park
Fairmount Park
February 7, 1972
(#72001151)
Both banks of the Schuylkill River and the Wissahickon Creek, from Spring Garden Street to Northwestern Avenue
39°59′33″N 75°12′19″W / 39.9925°N 75.2053°W / 39.9925; -75.2053 (Fairmount Park)
Fairmount Park Extends into North and Northwest Philadelphia
18 Furness Library
Furness Library
May 19, 1972
(#72001154)
34th Street below Walnut on the University of Pennsylvania campus
39°57′06″N 75°11′34″W / 39.9517°N 75.1928°W / 39.9517; -75.1928 (Furness Library)
West Philadelphia Frank Furness, architect (1888–91).
19 Garden Court Historic District
Garden Court Historic District
July 5, 1984
(#84003539)
Roughly bounded by Larchwood Avenue, 46th, 50th, and Pine Streets; also 4526–4534 and 4537–4539 Osage Avenue
39°57′06″N 75°13′07″W / 39.9518°N 75.2186°W / 39.9518; -75.2186 (Garden Court Historic District)
Garden Court
20 Haddington Historic District
Haddington Historic District
September 29, 1988
(#88001832)
6000 blocks of Market, Ludlow and Chestnut Streets
39°57′41″N 75°14′31″W / 39.9614°N 75.2419°W / 39.9614; -75.2419 (Haddington Historic District)
Haddington
21 Hanson Haines House
Hanson Haines House
January 29, 1985
(#85000179)
4801 Springfield Avenue
39°56′46″N 75°13′01″W / 39.9461°N 75.2169°W / 39.9461; -75.2169 (Hanson Haines House)
Spruce Hill
22 Hajoca Corporation Headquarters and Showroom
Hajoca Corporation Headquarters and Showroom
February 27, 2003
(#03000079)
3025 Walnut Street
39°57′08″N 75°11′06″W / 39.9521°N 75.1851°W / 39.9521; -75.1851 (Hajoca Corporation Headquarters and Showroom)
University City
23 Hamilton Family Estate
Hamilton Family Estate
June 22, 1979
(#79002321)
4039–4041 Baltimore Avenue and 4000–4018 Pine Street
39°57′00″N 75°12′18″W / 39.95°N 75.205°W / 39.95; -75.205 (Hamilton Family Estate)
Spruce Hill
24 William B. Hanna School
William B. Hanna School
December 4, 1986
(#86003288)
5720–5738 Media Street
39°58′28″N 75°14′10″W / 39.9744°N 75.2361°W / 39.9744; -75.2361 (William B. Hanna School)
Carroll Park
25 Holmes Junior High School
Holmes Junior High School
November 18, 1988
(#88002281)
5429–5455 Chestnut Street
39°57′35″N 75°13′51″W / 39.9596°N 75.2307°W / 39.9596; -75.2307 (Holmes Junior High School)
Cobbs Creek
26 Hotel Pennsylvania
Hotel Pennsylvania
December 26, 2012
(#12001097)
3900 Chestnut St.
39°57′18″N 75°12′00″W / 39.954984°N 75.200111°W / 39.954984; -75.200111 (Hotel Pennsylvania)
University City
27 Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital
Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital
October 15, 1966
(#66000684)
111 North 49th Street
39°57′42″N 75°13′02″W / 39.9617°N 75.2172°W / 39.9617; -75.2172 (Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital)
Mill Creek Samuel Sloan, architect (1856–59).
28 La Blanche Apartments
La Blanche Apartments
March 7, 1985
(#85000470)
5100 Walnut Street
39°57′23″N 75°13′25″W / 39.9564°N 75.2236°W / 39.9564; -75.2236 (La Blanche Apartments)
Walnut Hill
29 Henry C. Lea School of Practice
Henry C. Lea School of Practice
November 18, 1988
(#88002291)
242 South 47th Street
39°57′16″N 75°12′59″W / 39.9544°N 75.2164°W / 39.9544; -75.2164 (Henry C. Lea School of Practice)
Walnut Hill
30 William Mann School
William Mann School
November 18, 1988
(#88002297)
1835–1869 North 54th Street
39°59′08″N 75°13′53″W / 39.9856°N 75.2314°W / 39.9856; -75.2314 (William Mann School)
Wynnefield
31 Memorial Hall
Memorial Hall
December 8, 1976
(#76001665)
North Concourse Drive
39°58′46″N 75°12′35″W / 39.9794°N 75.2097°W / 39.9794; -75.2097 (Memorial Hall)
Fairmount Park Herman J. Schwarzmann, architect (1874–76).
32 Monte Vista
Monte Vista
March 3, 1983
(#83002275)
917–931 North 63rd Street, 6154–6160 Oxford Street, 6151–6157 Nassau Street
39°58′46″N 75°14′44″W / 39.9794°N 75.2456°W / 39.9794; -75.2456 (Monte Vista)
Overbrook
33 Overbrook Farms
Overbrook Farms
March 21, 1985
(#85000690)
Roughly bounded by City Line Avenue, 58th Street, Woodbine Avenue and 64th Street
39°59′17″N 75°14′55″W / 39.9881°N 75.2486°W / 39.9881; -75.2486 (Overbrook Farms)
Overbrook Farms
34 Overbrook High School
Overbrook High School
December 4, 1986
(#86003313)
59th and Lancaster Ave.
39°58′52″N 75°14′19″W / 39.981°N 75.2385°W / 39.981; -75.2385 (Overbrook High School)
Overbrook
35 Overbrook School
Overbrook School
November 18, 1988
(#88002304)
6201–6231 Lebanon Avenue
39°58′55″N 75°14′44″W / 39.9819°N 75.2456°W / 39.9819; -75.2456 (Overbrook School)
Overbrook
36 Parkside Historic District
Parkside Historic District
November 17, 1983
(#83004248)
Bounded by Penn Central railroad tracks, 38th Street, Girard, Parkside and Belmont Avenues
39°58′24″N 75°12′23″W / 39.9733°N 75.2064°W / 39.9733; -75.2064 (Parkside Historic District)
Parkside
37 Pennsylvania Railroad Freight Building
Pennsylvania Railroad Freight Building
October 28, 1999
(#99001291)
3118–3198 Chestnut Street
39°57′13″N 75°11′13″W / 39.9535°N 75.1869°W / 39.9535; -75.1869 (Pennsylvania Railroad Freight Building)
University City
38 Pennsylvania Railroad Office Building
Pennsylvania Railroad Office Building
February 27, 2003
(#03000071)
3175 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
39°57′22″N 75°11′15″W / 39.9561°N 75.1875°W / 39.9561; -75.1875 (Pennsylvania Railroad Office Building)
University City
39 Pinehurst Apartments
Pinehurst Apartments
January 6, 1987
(#86003571)
4511–4523 Pine and 324–334 South 45th Streets
39°57′07″N 75°12′46″W / 39.9519°N 75.2129°W / 39.9519; -75.2129 (Pinehurst Apartments)
Spruce Hill
40 Poth and Schmidt Development Houses
Poth and Schmidt Development Houses
April 21, 1983
(#83002276)
3306–3316 Arch Street
39°57′27″N 75°11′24″W / 39.9575°N 75.19°W / 39.9575; -75.19 (Poth and Schmidt Development Houses)
University City
41 Frederick A. Poth Houses
Frederick A. Poth Houses
April 19, 1979
(#79002327)
3301–3311, 3315 Powelton Avenue
39°57′37″N 75°11′25″W / 39.9603°N 75.1903°W / 39.9603; -75.1903 (Frederick A. Poth Houses)
Powelton Village
42 Powelton Historic District
Powelton Historic District
May 9, 1985
(#85000998)
Roughly bounded by Brandywine Street, 32nd to 39th Streets and Lancaster Avenue
39°57′41″N 75°11′32″W / 39.9614°N 75.1922°W / 39.9614; -75.1922 (Powelton Historic District)
Powelton Village
43 The Powelton
The Powelton
December 13, 1978
(#78002452)
3500–3520 Powelton Avenue, 214–218 35th Street, and 215–221 36th Street
39°57′35″N 75°11′25″W / 39.9597°N 75.1903°W / 39.9597; -75.1903 (The Powelton)
Powelton Village
44 Protestant Episcopal Church of the Saviour
Protestant Episcopal Church of the Saviour
August 1, 1979
(#79002328)
Ludlow Street and 3723–3725 Chestnut Street
39°57′21″N 75°11′52″W / 39.9557°N 75.1979°W / 39.9557; -75.1979 (Protestant Episcopal Church of the Saviour)
University City Charles M. Burns, architect (1889, rebuilt after 1902 fire).
45 Richards and Goddard Buildings
Richards and Goddard Buildings
January 16, 2009
(#09000081)
3700–3710 Hamilton Walk
39°56′59″N 75°11′53″W / 39.9497°N 75.1981°W / 39.9497; -75.1981 (Richards and Goddard Buildings)
University City On the University of Pennsylvania campus; Louis Kahn, architect (1957–61).
46 Paul Robeson House
Paul Robeson House
November 22, 2000
(#00001345)
4951 Walnut Street
39°57′29″N 75°13′17″W / 39.9581°N 75.2214°W / 39.9581; -75.2214 (Paul Robeson House)
Spruce Hill
47 St. Anthony Hall House
St. Anthony Hall House
February 15, 2005
(#05000064)
3637 Locust Walk, University of Pennsylvania
39°57′09″N 75°11′47″W / 39.9524°N 75.1964°W / 39.9524; -75.1964 (St. Anthony Hall House)
University City
48 Sansom Row
Sansom Row
December 27, 1977
(#77001190)
3402–3436 Sansom St.
39°57′13″N 75°11′34″W / 39.9536°N 75.1928°W / 39.9536; -75.1928 (Sansom Row)
University City
49 John Shedwick Development Houses
John Shedwick Development Houses
March 10, 1982
(#82003814)
3433–3439 Lancaster Avenue
39°57′28″N 75°11′31″W / 39.9579°N 75.1919°W / 39.9579; -75.1919 (John Shedwick Development Houses)
Powelton Village
50 William Shoemaker Junior High School
William Shoemaker Junior High School
December 4, 1986
(#86003328)
1464–1488 North 53rd Street
39°58′34″N 75°13′42″W / 39.9761°N 75.2283°W / 39.9761; -75.2283 (William Shoemaker Junior High School)
Carroll Park
51 Mayer Sulzberger Junior High School
Mayer Sulzberger Junior High School
November 18, 1988
(#88002328)
701–741 North 48th Street
39°57′53″N 75°12′58″W / 39.9647°N 75.2161°W / 39.9647; -75.2161 (Mayer Sulzberger Junior High School)
Mill Creek
52 Thirtieth Street Station
Thirtieth Street Station
June 7, 1978
(#78002456)
West River Drive, Market Street, 30th, and Arch Streets
39°57′20″N 75°10′55″W / 39.9556°N 75.1819°W / 39.9556; -75.1819 (Thirtieth Street Station)
University City Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, architects (1929–34).
53 United States Post Office-Main Branch
United States Post Office-Main Branch
September 5, 2006
(#06000782)
2970 Market Street
39°57′14″N 75°10′57″W / 39.9539°N 75.1826°W / 39.9539; -75.1826 (United States Post Office-Main Branch)
University City
54 University Avenue Bridge
University Avenue Bridge
May 26, 1994
(#94000515)
South University Avenue over the Schuylkill River
39°56′34″N 75°11′49″W / 39.9428°N 75.1969°W / 39.9428; -75.1969 (University Avenue Bridge)
University City Extends into South Philadelphia
55 University of Pennsylvania Campus Historic District
University of Pennsylvania Campus Historic District
December 28, 1978
(#78002457)
Roughly bounded by Hamilton Walk, South, 32nd, Walnut, 36th, Spruce, and 39th Streets
39°57′08″N 75°11′40″W / 39.9522°N 75.1944°W / 39.9522; -75.1944 (University of Pennsylvania Campus Historic District)
University City
56 Walnut Park Plaza Hotel
Walnut Park Plaza Hotel
May 10, 2005
(#05000416)
6232–6250 Walnut Street
39°57′33″N 75°14′49″W / 39.9593°N 75.2469°W / 39.9593; -75.2469 (Walnut Park Plaza Hotel)
Cobbs Creek
57 West Philadelphia High School
West Philadelphia High School
December 4, 1986
(#86003345)
4700 Walnut St.
39°57′19″N 75°13′01″W / 39.9553°N 75.2169°W / 39.9553; -75.2169 (West Philadelphia High School)
Spruce Hill
58 West Philadelphia Streetcar Suburb Historic District
West Philadelphia Streetcar Suburb Historic District
February 5, 1998
(#97001669)
Roughly bounded by the University of Pennsylvania campus, Woodlands Cemetery, Poweltown Avenue, 52nd Street, and Woodland Avenue
39°57′01″N 75°12′45″W / 39.9503°N 75.2125°W / 39.9503; -75.2125 (West Philadelphia Streetcar Suburb Historic District)
Spruce Hill
59 WFIL Studio
WFIL Studio
July 28, 1986
(#86002092)
4548 Market Street
39°57′30″N 75°12′45″W / 39.9582°N 75.2125°W / 39.9582; -75.2125 (WFIL Studio)
Spruce Hill
60 Woodland Terrace
Woodland Terrace
March 16, 1972
(#72001176)
501–519, 500–520 Woodland Terrace
39°56′58″N 75°12′17″W / 39.9494°N 75.2046°W / 39.9494; -75.2046 (Woodland Terrace)
University City Samuel Sloan, architect.
61 The Woodlands
The Woodlands
December 24, 1967
(#67000022)
40th Street and Woodland Avenue
39°56′50″N 75°12′10″W / 39.9472°N 75.2028°W / 39.9472; -75.2028 (The Woodlands)
University City Built ca. 1742, expanded 1787-90.
62 Wynnestay
Wynnestay
December 30, 2008
(#08001270)
5125 Woodbine Avenue
39°59′38″N 75°13′49″W / 39.994°N 75.2304°W / 39.994; -75.2304 (Wynnestay)
Wynnefield Built 1689, expanded 1700.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The latitude and longitude information provided in this table was derived originally from the National Register Information System, which has been found to be fairly accurate for about 99% of listings. For about 1% of NRIS original coordinates, experience has shown that one or both coordinates are typos or otherwise extremely far off; some corrections may have been made. A more subtle problem causes many locations to be off by up to 150 yards, depending on location in the country: most NRIS coordinates were derived from tracing out latitude and longitudes off of USGS topographical quadrant maps created under the North American Datum of 1927, which differs from the current, highly accurate WGS84 GPS system used by most on-line maps. Chicago is about right, but NRIS longitudes in Washington are higher by about 4.5 seconds, and are lower by about 2.0 seconds in Maine. Latitudes differ by about 1.0 second in Florida. Some locations in this table may have been corrected to current GPS standards.
  2. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  3. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  4. ^ "The Political and Community Service Boundaries of Philadelphia" (PDF). Philadelphia City Planning Commission. June 2004.