George L. Brooks School

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George L. Brooks School
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George L. Brooks School, September 2010
George L. Brooks School is located in Philadelphia
George L. Brooks School
George L. Brooks School is located in Pennsylvania
George L. Brooks School
George L. Brooks School is located in the US
George L. Brooks School
Location 5630 Wyalusing Ave.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°58′06″N 75°14′01″W / 39.9683°N 75.2335°W / 39.9683; -75.2335Coordinates: 39°58′06″N 75°14′01″W / 39.9683°N 75.2335°W / 39.9683; -75.2335
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1902, 1919
Architect Lloyd Titus, Henry deCoursey Richards
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival, Anglo-Gothic
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference # 86003266[1]
Added to NRHP December 4, 1986

George L. Brooks School is a historic former school building located in the Haddington neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was designed by Henry deCourcy Richards and built in 1919, encompassing part of the original walls of the 1902 edifice that had been destroyed by fire. It is a three-story, five bay, stone and brick building on a raised basement in the Late Gothic Revival-style. It features a slightly projecting entrance bay with Gothic arched entryway and a crenellated parapet.[2]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1] It is currently used as senior housing.

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 C. Doebley (June 1982). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: George L. Brooks School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03.