McKim Community Center
Location in Baltimore
|Location||1120 E. Baltimore St., Baltimore, Maryland|
|Area||19 acres (7.7 ha)|
|Architect||Howard, William; Small, William|
|Architectural style||Greek Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||73002190|
|Added to NRHP||March 30, 1973|
McKim's School, also known as McKim's Free School, is a historic school located at Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It is an archaeologically accurate Greek-style building. The front façade is designed after the Temple of Hephaestus, or Temple of Theseus, in Athens, Greece in granite. Six freestone Doric columns, 17 feet (5 meters) tall, support the entablature and pediment. The sides were derived from the north wing of the Propylaia on the Acropolis of Athens. The building site was funded by Quaker merchant Jon McKim who funded a trust for poor students managed by his son Isaac after his death in 1819. It was designed by Baltimore architects William Howard and William Small and erected in 1833. It served as a school and youth training center until 1945, when the building was adapted for use as the McKim Community Center. In 1972 the building was sold by trustees to the city.
It is included in the Baltimore Heritage Walk.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Laura Rice. Maryland History in Prints 1743-1900. p. 108.
- Arthur Townsend (June 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: McKim's School" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to McKim's School.|
- McKim's School, Baltimore City, including photo from 1997, at Maryland Historical Trust
- McKim Community Association, Inc., website
- Explore Baltimore Heritage - McKim's Free School
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