Benjamin Franklin Academics Plus School
Benjamin Franklin School
Benjamin Franklin School, October 2010
|Location||5737 Rising Sun Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Area||2.1 acres (0.85 ha)|
|Built by||William R. Dougherty|
|Architect||Henry deCourcy Richards|
|Architectural style||Late Gothic Revival, Utilitarian|
|MPS||Philadelphia Public Schools TR|
|NRHP reference #||88002274|
|Added to NRHP||November 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. The school was named for Benjamin Franklin.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "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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