Henry C. Lea Elementary School

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Henry C. Lea School of Practice
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Henry C. Lea School of Practice, September 2010
Henry C. Lea Elementary School is located in Philadelphia
Henry C. Lea Elementary School
Henry C. Lea Elementary School is located in Pennsylvania
Henry C. Lea Elementary School
Henry C. Lea Elementary School is located in the US
Henry C. Lea Elementary School
Location 4700 Locust Street.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°57′16″N 75°12′59″W / 39.9545°N 75.2163°W / 39.9545; -75.2163Coordinates: 39°57′16″N 75°12′59″W / 39.9545°N 75.2163°W / 39.9545; -75.2163
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1914
Built by Cramp & Co.
Architect Henry deCourcy Richards
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference # 88002291[1]
Added to NRHP November 18, 1988

Henry C. Lea Elementary School is a historic elementary school located in the Walnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is part of the School District of Philadelphia. The building was designed by Henry deCourcy Richards and built by Cramp & Co. in 1914. It is a three-story, five bay, reinforced concrete building faced with brick and with terra cotta and granite trim in the Late Gothic Revival-style. It sits on a raised basement. It features a Classical limestone center entrance surround, a central two-story bay window, decorative panels, crenelated parapet, and a projecting entrance bay. It was used as an "observation school" for teacher education and training.[2]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988 as the Henry C. Lea School of Practice.[1]

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  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: Henry C. Lea School of Practice" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03.

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