Lydia Darrah School

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Lydia Darrah School
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Lydia Darrah School, August 2010
Lydia Darrah School is located in Philadelphia
Lydia Darrah School
Lydia Darrah School is located in Pennsylvania
Lydia Darrah School
Lydia Darrah School is located in the US
Lydia Darrah School
Location 708-732 N. Seventeenth St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°58′05″N 75°09′56″W / 39.9681°N 75.1655°W / 39.9681; -75.1655Coordinates: 39°58′05″N 75°09′56″W / 39.9681°N 75.1655°W / 39.9681; -75.1655
Area less than one acre
Built 1926-1927
Architect Catharine, Irwin T.
Architectural style Moderne
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP Reference # 86003269[1]
Added to NRHP December 4, 1986

Lydia Darrah School is a historic school building located in the Francisville neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was designed by Irwin T. Catharine and built in 1926-1927. It is a three-story, rectangular brick building with a raised basement in the Moderne-style. It features terracotta trim, fluted columns, and an undulating parapet wall.[2] It was named for Revolutionary War figure Lydia Darrah (1728-1789).

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[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 B. Mintz (September 1986). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: Lydia Darrah School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-16.