Kensington High School (Philadelphia)

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Kensington High School for Girls
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Kensington High School for Girls, September 2010
Kensington High School (Philadelphia) is located in Philadelphia
Kensington High School (Philadelphia)
Kensington High School (Philadelphia) is located in Pennsylvania
Kensington High School (Philadelphia)
Kensington High School (Philadelphia) is located in the US
Kensington High School (Philadelphia)
Location 2501 Coral St.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°59′03″N 75°07′35″W / 39.9843°N 75.1264°W / 39.9843; -75.1264Coordinates: 39°59′03″N 75°07′35″W / 39.9843°N 75.1264°W / 39.9843; -75.1264
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1916–1917
Built by Thomas Reilly
Architect Henry deCourcy Richards
Architectural style Tudor Revival
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference # 88002288[1]
Added to NRHP November 18, 1988

Kensington High School is a historic high school located in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is part of the School District of Philadelphia. The building was designed by Henry deCourcy Richards and built in 1916–1917. It is a 3 1/2-story, nine-bay by seven-bay, brick building on a raised basement in the Tudor Revival style. It features limestone sills and lintels and a brick parapet.[2]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988 as the Kensington High School for Girls.[1]

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: Kensington High School for Girls" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03. 

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