George W. Childs School

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George W. Childs School
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George W. Childs School, February 2010
George W. Childs School is located in Philadelphia
George W. Childs School
George W. Childs School is located in Pennsylvania
George W. Childs School
George W. Childs School is located in the US
George W. Childs School
Location1501 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°55′53″N 75°10′22″W / 39.9313°N 75.1729°W / 39.9313; -75.1729Coordinates: 39°55′53″N 75°10′22″W / 39.9313°N 75.1729°W / 39.9313; -75.1729
Area1.1 acres (0.45 ha)
Built byJohnson & Byrens
ArchitectJoseph W. Anschutz
Architectural styleClassical Revival
MPSPhiladelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference #88002257[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 18, 1988

George W. Childs School is a historic school building located in the Point Breeze neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1893–1894, and is a three-story, three bay, brick building with brownstone trim in the Classical Revival-style. A three-story, nine bay yellow brick addition was built in 1928. It features a stone arched entrance, Palladian window, and copper cornice.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1] In 2010, the school was closed, and students were moved several blocks north to the former Barratt Junior High School building.[3]


  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: George W. Childs School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03.
  3. ^ Jacobson, Charlotte; Leppo, Skye (December 11, 2013). "Point Breeze: G.W. Childs Elementary School Adjusts to Series of Transitions". Philadelphia Neighborhoods. Temple University Department of Journalism. Retrieved March 18, 2017.