Julia Ward Howe School

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Julia Ward Howe School
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Julia Ward Howe School entrance, September 2010
Julia Ward Howe School is located in Philadelphia
Julia Ward Howe School
Julia Ward Howe School is located in Pennsylvania
Julia Ward Howe School
Julia Ward Howe School is located in the United States
Julia Ward Howe School
Location5800 N. 13th St.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°02′29″N 75°08′32″W / 40.0415°N 75.1421°W / 40.0415; -75.1421Coordinates: 40°02′29″N 75°08′32″W / 40.0415°N 75.1421°W / 40.0415; -75.1421
Area1.1 acres (0.45 ha)
Built byThomas Reilly
ArchitectHenry deCourcy Richards
Architectural styleTudor Revival
MPSPhiladelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference #88002284[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 18, 1988

Julia Ward Howe School, also called Julia Ward Howe Academics Plus Elementary School is a historic school located in the Fern Rock neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is part of the School District of Philadelphia. The building was designed by Henry deCourcy Richards and built in 1913–1914. It is a three-story, five bay, brick building in the Tudor Revival-style. It features a central limestone entrance and terra cotta trim and decorative panels.[2] The school was named for abolitionist and author Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910).

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


  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 J.M. Moak (May 1987). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: Julia Ward Howe School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-16.

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