John Greenleaf Whittier School (Philadelphia)

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John Greenleaf Whittier School
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John Greenleaf Whittier School, September 2010
John Greenleaf Whittier School (Philadelphia) is located in Philadelphia
John Greenleaf Whittier School (Philadelphia)
John Greenleaf Whittier School (Philadelphia) is located in Pennsylvania
John Greenleaf Whittier School (Philadelphia)
John Greenleaf Whittier School (Philadelphia) is located in the US
John Greenleaf Whittier School (Philadelphia)
Location2600 Clearfield St.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°00′09″N 75°10′26″W / 40.0025°N 75.1739°W / 40.0025; -75.1739Coordinates: 40°00′09″N 75°10′26″W / 40.0025°N 75.1739°W / 40.0025; -75.1739
Area1.8 acres (0.73 ha)
Built1913
Built byCramp & Co.
ArchitectHenry deCourcy Richards
Architectural styleClassical Revival
MPSPhiladelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference #88002334[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 18, 1988

John Greenleaf Whittier School is a historic school building located in the Allegheny West neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was designed by architect Henry deCourcy Richards and built in 1913. It is a three-story, brick-faced reinforced concrete building, five bays wide with terra cotta trim. It has a Classical Revival-style entrance surround with entablature.[2] It is named for John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892).

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1] The school was closed in 2013.[3]

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 Jefferson M. Moak (May 1987). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: John Greenleaf Whittier School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-19.
  3. ^ Matheson, Kathy (March 7, 2013). "4 Philadelphia Schools Saved, 23 Closing After SRC Vote". WPVI-TV. Retrieved March 11, 2017.