William Levering School

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Amy Northwest Middle School
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William Levering School, June 2010
William Levering School is located in Pennsylvania
William Levering School
Location 5938 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°1′51″N 75°12′48″W / 40.03083°N 75.21333°W / 40.03083; -75.21333Coordinates: 40°1′51″N 75°12′48″W / 40.03083°N 75.21333°W / 40.03083; -75.21333
Area 2.1 acres (0.85 ha)
Built 1894-1896, 1928-1929, shut down in 2011
Architect Anschutz, Joseph W.; Catharine, Irwin T.
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Art Deco
Governing body Local
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP Reference # 88002292[1]
Added to NRHP November 18, 1988

William Levering School is a historic school building located in the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The original section was built in 1894-1896, and is a 2 1/2-story, five bay, stone building with a hipped roof in the Colonial Revival-style. A three-story, brick and stone Art Deco style addition designed by Irwin T. Catharine was built in 1928-1929.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1] In 2012, the School Reform Commission of the Philadelphia School District closed it as an elementary school;[3] it then reopened as a selective admission middle school, AMY Northwest.[4]


  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 Jefferson M. Moak (May 1987). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: William Levering School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  3. ^ http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/roxborough/36159-src-meeting
  4. ^ http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/schools/a/amynw