Edwin Forrest School

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Edwin Forrest School
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Edwin Forrest School, September 2010
Edwin Forrest School is located in Philadelphia
Edwin Forrest School
Edwin Forrest School is located in Pennsylvania
Edwin Forrest School
Edwin Forrest School is located in the US
Edwin Forrest School
Location 7300 Cottage St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°02′04″N 75°02′09″W / 40.0345°N 75.0359°W / 40.0345; -75.0359Coordinates: 40°02′04″N 75°02′09″W / 40.0345°N 75.0359°W / 40.0345; -75.0359
Area 3.2 acres (1.3 ha)
Built 1928-1929
Architect Catharine, Irwin T.
Architectural style Art Deco
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference # 88002273[1]
Added to NRHP November 18, 1988

Edwin Forrest School is a public elementary school located in the Mayfair neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is within the School District of Philadelphia.

It was designed by Irwin T. Catharine and built in 1928-1929. It is a three-story, eight-bay, yellow brick building in the Art Deco style. It features an arched entryway with terra cotta trim, terra cotta cornice, and brick parapet.[2] It was named for actor Edwin Forrest (1806-1872).

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]

Students zoned to Forrest are also zoned to Austin Meehan Middle School and Abraham Lincoln High School.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "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: Edwin Forrest School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  3. ^ "Edwin Forrest Elementary School Geographic Boundaries Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine.." School District of Philadelphia. Retrieved on December 10, 2016.

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