Dilworth Elementary School (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

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Dilworth Elementary School
Dilworth Elementary School (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is located in Pittsburgh
Dilworth Elementary School (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Dilworth Elementary School (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
Dilworth Elementary School (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Dilworth Elementary School (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is located in the United States
Dilworth Elementary School (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Location6200 Stanton Ave.,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°28′5.57″N 79°55′2.96″W / 40.4682139°N 79.9174889°W / 40.4682139; -79.9174889Coordinates: 40°28′5.57″N 79°55′2.96″W / 40.4682139°N 79.9174889°W / 40.4682139; -79.9174889
Area2.1 acres (0.85 ha)
ArchitectVrydaugh & Wolfe; Dawson Construction Co.
Architectural styleTudor Revival, Jacobean Revival
MPSPittsburgh Public Schools TR
NRHP reference #86002663[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPSeptember 30, 1986
Designated CPHSNovember 30, 1999[2]
Designated PHLF1997[3]

The Dilworth Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a historic school building, completed in April 1915.[4] As of March 2015 it is a traditional Magnet school for pre-kindergarten through the fifth grade in the Pittsburgh Public Schools system.[5] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1]


The school is named for the Dilworth family. William Dilworth (1791-1871) is credited with providing a school and teacher on Mt. Washington in the 1820s. Mary Parry Dilworth, widow of descendant John S. Dilworth later donated the land on which the Dilworth school was built. The architects, Martin U. Vrydaugh and Thomas B. Wolfe, also designed churches and homes for wealthy patrons, including the Calvary United Methodist Church. The school was designed three years after the Pittsburgh and Allegheny City school boards where merged.[4]

The building is brick, H shaped, two and one half stories high. It was a consciously elegant design, stylistically unique in the city when built, echoing European school designs. It included kindergarten and basement play spaces as were becoming essential at the time; but here the playrooms did not receive as much design attention as such elements would later on, and were not particularly functional. An auditorium was added in 1927 and was well designed for its intended use with a full stage, and directly accessible without entering the main portion of the school.[4]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Local Historic Designations". Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. Retrieved 2011-08-05.
  3. ^ Historic Landmark Plaques 1968-2009 (PDF). Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. 2010. Retrieved 2011-08-05.
  4. ^ a b c "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Lu Donnelly (May 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: Dilworth Elementary School" (PDF). Retrieved March 15, 2015. Photo
  5. ^ "Pittsburgh Dilworth PreK-5". Pittsburgh Public Schools. Retrieved 14 March 2015.