James Dobson School

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James Dobson School
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James Dobson School, June 2010
James Dobson School is located in Pennsylvania
James Dobson School
Location 4665 Umbria St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°01′53″N 75°13′50″W / 40.0313°N 75.2305°W / 40.0313; -75.2305Coordinates: 40°01′53″N 75°13′50″W / 40.0313°N 75.2305°W / 40.0313; -75.2305
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1929-1930
Architect Catharine, Irwin T.
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival
Governing body Local
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP Reference # 88002264[1]
Added to NRHP November 18, 1988

James Dobson School is historic school building located in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was designed by Irwin T. Catharine and built in 1929-1930. It is a three-story, five bay, brick building on a raised basement in the Late Gothic Revival-style. It features an entrance pavilion with stone-trimmed arched opening, and brick piers with stone trim.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]

The school is currently at 4667 Umbria Street, several blocks away, and caters to K-8 students. As of 2014, it has 309 students attending.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  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 (June 1987). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: James Dobson School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03. 

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