Benjamin Franklin Academics Plus School

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Benjamin Franklin School
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Benjamin Franklin School, October 2010
Benjamin Franklin Academics Plus School is located in Philadelphia
Benjamin Franklin Academics Plus School
Benjamin Franklin Academics Plus School is located in Pennsylvania
Benjamin Franklin Academics Plus School
Benjamin Franklin Academics Plus School is located in the United States
Benjamin Franklin Academics Plus School
Location5737 Rising Sun Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°02′33″N 75°06′15″W / 40.0424°N 75.1042°W / 40.0424; -75.1042Coordinates: 40°02′33″N 75°06′15″W / 40.0424°N 75.1042°W / 40.0424; -75.1042
Area2.1 acres (0.85 ha)
Built1915–1916
Built byWilliam R. Dougherty
ArchitectHenry deCourcy Richards
Architectural styleLate Gothic Revival, Utilitarian
MPSPhiladelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference #88002274[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 18, 6969

Benjamin Franklin Academics Plus School is a historic elementary school located in the Crescentville neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is part of the School District of Philadelphia. The building was designed by Henry deCourcy Richards and built in 1915–1916. It is a two-story, five-bay, brick building on a raised basement in the Late Gothic Revival style. Additions were built in 1931 and 1954. It features entrances with carved stone and terra cotta surrounds and a brick parapet.[2] The school was named for Benjamin Franklin.

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  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: Benjamin Franklin School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-16.

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