David Rittenhouse Junior High School

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David Rittenhouse Junior High School
Rittenhouse School Norristown Montco PA.jpg
Rittenhouse School, November 2011
David Rittenhouse Junior High School is located in Pennsylvania
David Rittenhouse Junior High School
David Rittenhouse Junior High School is located in the US
David Rittenhouse Junior High School
Location 1705 Locust St., Norristown, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°07′46″N 75°19′52″W / 40.1294°N 75.3312°W / 40.1294; -75.3312Coordinates: 40°07′46″N 75°19′52″W / 40.1294°N 75.3312°W / 40.1294; -75.3312
Area 2.2 acres (0.89 ha)
Built 1928
Built by Ritter & Shay; Kelly, P.H. , Co., Inc.
Architectural style Colonial Revival
NRHP Reference # 96000717
Added to NRHP June 28, 1996

David Rittenhouse Junior High School is a historic junior high school building located at Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1928, and is a "T"-plan building in the Colonial Revival style. It is a three-story, red brick building with limestone trim and detailing. It features an ornate, two-story, semi-circular entrance portico, palladian window, and limestone clad tower. The school closed in June 1981. It was named for David Rittenhouse (1732–1796).[1]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Cynthia A. Rose (January 1996). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: David Rittenhouse Junior High School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.