George K. Heller School

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George K. Heller School
Cheltenham Center for the Arts 01.JPG
George K. Heller School, west wing.
George K. Heller School is located in Philadelphia
George K. Heller School
Location in the Philadelphia metropolitan area
Location 439 Ashbourne Road, Ashmead Village, Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°03′43″N 75°05′56″W / 40.0619°N 75.0990°W / 40.0619; -75.0990Coordinates: 40°03′43″N 75°05′56″W / 40.0619°N 75.0990°W / 40.0619; -75.0990
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1883
Architect Pool, Samuel T.
Architectural style Late Victorian
NRHP reference # 01000461[1]
Added to NRHP May 2, 2001

George K. Heller School, also known as Cheltenham Center for the Arts, is a historic school building located in Ashmead Village, Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It was originally built in 1883 to house the first Cheltenham High School, and expanded in 1893 and 1906. Later additions took place between 1963 and 1969, after it was converted to the Cheltenham Center for the Arts. The stone school building ranges from 1 1/2- to 2 1/2-stories and has intersecting gable roofs. The roof is topped by a square cupola. A school was located on this site as early as 1795 and it was considered the oldest public school site in continuous use at the time of its closing in 1953.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[1]


  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 Dominique M. Hawkins (July 2000). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: George K. Heller School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-05-11.