Elizabeth Duane Gillespie Junior High School

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Elizabeth Duane Gillespie Junior High School
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Elizabeth Duane Gillespie Junior High School, September 2010
Elizabeth Duane Gillespie Junior High School is located in Philadelphia
Elizabeth Duane Gillespie Junior High School
Elizabeth Duane Gillespie Junior High School is located in Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Duane Gillespie Junior High School
Elizabeth Duane Gillespie Junior High School is located in the United States
Elizabeth Duane Gillespie Junior High School
Location3901–3961 N. 18th St.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°00′48″N 75°09′22″W / 40.0133°N 75.1560°W / 40.0133; -75.1560Coordinates: 40°00′48″N 75°09′22″W / 40.0133°N 75.1560°W / 40.0133; -75.1560
Area1.7 acres (0.69 ha)
Built1925-1927
ArchitectIrwin T. Catharine
Architectural styleLate Gothic Revival
MPSPhiladelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference #88002275[1]
Added to NRHPApril 10, 1989

Elizabeth Duane Gillespie Junior High School is a historic junior high school building located in the Nicetown–Tioga neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was designed by Irwin T. Catharine and built in 1925–1927. It is a four-story, 17 bay, brick building on a raised basement in the Late Gothic Revival-style. It features projecting end pavilions, arched openings, and a large stone Gothic entryway.[2] It was named for president of the Colonial Dames of Pennsylvania and Flag Day founder Elizabeth Duane Gillespie.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1] The building is now vacant, although it is immediately south of the still-occupied Simon Gratz High School.

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: Elizabeth Duane Gillespie Junior High School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-16.