Hawthorne School (Canonsburg, Pennsylvania)

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Hawthorne School
The former site of Hawthorne School in 2010
Hawthorne School (Canonsburg, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
Hawthorne School (Canonsburg, Pennsylvania)
Hawthorne School (Canonsburg, Pennsylvania) is located in the US
Hawthorne School (Canonsburg, Pennsylvania)
Location Hawthorne and Bluff Streets,
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°15′39″N 80°11′47″W / 40.26083°N 80.19639°W / 40.26083; -80.19639Coordinates: 40°15′39″N 80°11′47″W / 40.26083°N 80.19639°W / 40.26083; -80.19639
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1927
Architect George Brugger,
Carl W. Shrimp
Architectural style Tudor Revival
NRHP reference # 86001028[1]
Added to NRHP May 8, 1986

The Hawthorne School was a historic, Tudor Revival school building in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 8, 1986.

It is designated as a historic public landmark by the Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation.[2]


In the 1920s, the borough of Canonsburg made the switch from "centralized schools", where the school was located in the center of a community, to "ward schools", where the schools spread across the community.[3] Canonsburg hired George Brugger to design three new schools.

As opposed to the two other schools that utilitarian in design, residents had requested that the third school be more "traditional". Brugger designed the Hawthorne with Tudor Revial style.[4]

The Hawthorne School was demolished in September 1986, after it was purchased by nearby residents to prevent it from being developed into an apartment building.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved July 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Hawthorne School". Landmark Registry - Public Landmark. Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  3. ^ Necciai, § 8 p. 1.
  4. ^ Neccai, § 8 p. 2.
  5. ^ Barsotti, Joseph (July 27, 1986). "Neighbors buy Hawthorne school to avert conversion to apartments". The Pittsburgh Press. p. W8. Retrieved July 6, 2010. 


  • Necciai, Terry A (August 1985). "Hawthorne School" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form. Retrieved July 6, 2010.