Charles S. Foos Elementary School

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Charles S. Foos Elementary School
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Charles S. Foos Elementary School, March 2011
Charles S. Foos Elementary School is located in Pennsylvania
Charles S. Foos Elementary School
Location Douglass and Weiser Sts., Reading, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°20′52″N 75°56′18″W / 40.34778°N 75.93833°W / 40.34778; -75.93833Coordinates: 40°20′52″N 75°56′18″W / 40.34778°N 75.93833°W / 40.34778; -75.93833
Area 0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built 1903, 1912, 1921
Architect Scholl, Edward
Architectural style Classical Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 83004191[1]
Added to NRHP November 10, 1983

Charles S. Foos Elementary School, also known as Douglass and Weiser School, is a historic elementary school building located at Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1903 and was expanded and renovated in 1912. A small addition was built in 1921. It was originally in the Romanesque Revival style, but transformed to the Classical Revival style with the renovations. The "C"-shaped brick building contains 21 classrooms and an auditorium that seats over 200. The school closed in 1979.[2] Part of the very large school building is now a nursery school, and part condominiums.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1] It is located in the Queen Anne Historic District.

References[edit]

  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 Ricki Hurwitz (July 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Charles S. Foos Elementary School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-09-08.