Eastern Female High School

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Eastern Female High School
Eastern Girls HS Baltimore.JPG
Empty building in March 2012
Eastern Female High School is located in Baltimore
Eastern Female High School
Eastern Female High School is located in Maryland
Eastern Female High School
Eastern Female High School is located in the United States
Eastern Female High School
Location249 Aisquith St., Baltimore, Maryland
Coordinates39°17′40″N 76°36′05″W / 39.2945°N 76.6014°W / 39.2945; -76.6014Coordinates: 39°17′40″N 76°36′05″W / 39.2945°N 76.6014°W / 39.2945; -76.6014
Area1.4 acres (0.57 ha)
ArchitectAndrews, Col. R. Snowden
Architectural styleItalian Villa
NRHP reference #71001035[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 10, 1971

Eastern Female High School, also known as Public School No. 116, is a historic female high school located at Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It was built in 1869-1870 and is typical of the Italian Villa mode of late 19th-century architecture. It is a two-story brick structure that features a square plan, towers, and bracketing. Eastern Female High School was founded in 1844 and was one of the pioneer high schools in the country devoted to secondary education for women. It was designed by Baltimore architect Colonel R. Snowden Andrews (1830-1903).

In 1907 the high school moved to larger quarters, and the building was used as an elementary school through the early 1970s.[2] Later in the 1970s the building was converted into apartments.[3] The city transferred the building to Sojourner-Douglass College in 2004. The college ceased operation in 2015,[4] and the building remains vacant as of 2019.[3]

Eastern Female High School was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Mrs. Preston Parish (April 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Eastern Female High School" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
  3. ^ a b "Eastern Female High School". Baltimore Heritage, Inc. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  4. ^ Wood, Pamela (2015-08-28). "Sojourner-Douglass College loses bid to restore accreditation". Baltimore Sun.

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