Samuel F.B. Morse School

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Samuel F.B. Morse School
Samuel F.B. Morse School is located in Pennsylvania
Samuel F.B. Morse School
Location 2418 Sarah Street (South Side Flats), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates 40°25′36.72″N 79°58′14.52″W / 40.4268667°N 79.9707000°W / 40.4268667; -79.9707000Coordinates: 40°25′36.72″N 79°58′14.52″W / 40.4268667°N 79.9707000°W / 40.4268667; -79.9707000
Built 1874
Architect T.D. Evans
Architectural style Italianate
NRHP Reference # 86002694[1]
Added to NRHP September 30, 1986

The Samuel F.B. Morse School at 2418 Sarah Street in the South Side Flats neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was built in 1874. It was named in honor of Samuel Morse, who is commonly called the inventor of the telegraph. Today, it is an apartment building known as "Morse Gardens".

The school originally served an area of German, Scotch-Irish, and Welsh immigrants, who floated a $66,000 bond issue in order to build the school.[2] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 30, 1986.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Morse Gardens" (PDF). Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 

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