Bache-Martin Elementary School

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Alexander Dallas Bache School
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Alexander Dallas Bache School, August 2010
Bache-Martin Elementary School is located in Philadelphia
Bache-Martin Elementary School
Bache-Martin Elementary School is located in Pennsylvania
Bache-Martin Elementary School
Bache-Martin Elementary School is located in the US
Bache-Martin Elementary School
Location 801 N. Twenty-second St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°58′12″N 75°10′25″W / 39.9699°N 75.1737°W / 39.9699; -75.1737Coordinates: 39°58′12″N 75°10′25″W / 39.9699°N 75.1737°W / 39.9699; -75.1737
Area less than one acre
Built 1905–1906
Built by J.R. Wiggins Co.
Architect Lloyd Titus
Architectural style Romanesque
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP Reference # 86003262[1]
Added to NRHP December 4, 1986

Bache-Martin Elementary School is a preK–8 school located in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is part of the School District of Philadelphia. The school campus comprises two distinct buildings along 22nd Street, both of which were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1]

Bache School[edit]

The Alexander Dallas Bache School was designed by Lloyd Titus and built in 1905–1906. It is a three-story, "L"-shaped, stone building in the Romanesque-style. It features a central projecting gable elaborate arched window.[2] It is named for Philadelphia native Alexander Dallas Bache (1806–1867), an American physicist, scientist and surveyor.

Martin Orthopedic School[edit]

Martin Orthopedic School
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Martin Orthopedic School, August 2010
Location 800 N. Twenty-second St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1936–1937
Architect Irwin T. Catharine
Architectural style Georgian Revival
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP Reference # 86003300[1]
Added to NRHP December 4, 1986

The Martin Orthopedic School, also known as Willis & Elizabeth Martin Orthopedic School, was designed by Irwin T. Catharine and built in 1936–1937. It is a one-story, 10 bay, brick and limestone building in the Georgian Revival-style. It features a central projecting pedimented portico with Corinthian order columns and a bell tower. It was the first school in the Philadelphia school system for physically handicapped students.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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 (July 1986). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: Alexander Dallas Bache School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  3. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes B. Mintz (July 1986). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: Martin Orthopedic School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-16. 

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