Universal Vare Charter School

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Edwin H. Vare Junior High School
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Edwin H. Vare Junior High School entrance, May 2010
Universal Vare Charter School is located in Philadelphia
Universal Vare Charter School
Universal Vare Charter School is located in Pennsylvania
Universal Vare Charter School
Universal Vare Charter School is located in the US
Universal Vare Charter School
Location 2100 S. 24th St.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°55′33″N 75°11′09″W / 39.9258°N 75.1858°W / 39.9258; -75.1858Coordinates: 39°55′33″N 75°11′09″W / 39.9258°N 75.1858°W / 39.9258; -75.1858
Area 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Built 1922–1924
Architect Irwin T. Catharine
Architectural style Colonial Revival
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP Reference # 88002331[1]
Added to NRHP November 18, 1988

Universal Vare Charter School, formerly the Edwin H. Vare Junior High School, is a historic junior high school building located in the Wilson Park neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is currently a charter school run by Universal Family of Schools. The building was designed by Irwin T. Catharine and built in 1922–1924. It is a three-story, 17 bay, brick building on a raised basement in the Colonial Revival-style. It is in the shape of a shallow "W." It features an entrance pavilions with arched openings, pilasters, and a brick parapet.[2]

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

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  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 H. Vare Junior High School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03. 

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