Mifflin School

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Mifflin School
Mifflin Public School, Northern Liberties.jpg
Mifflin School is located in Philadelphia
Mifflin School
Mifflin School is located in Pennsylvania
Mifflin School
Mifflin School is located in the US
Mifflin School
Location 808–818 N. Third St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°57′50″N 75°08′35″W / 39.96385°N 75.14302°W / 39.96385; -75.14302Coordinates: 39°57′50″N 75°08′35″W / 39.96385°N 75.14302°W / 39.96385; -75.14302
Area less than one acre
Built 1825
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP Reference # 86003308[1]
Added to NRHP December 04, 1986

The Mifflin School, built in 1825, is the oldest surviving school building used in the Philadelphia public school system. It is a two-story, two-bay red brick building, which now has its side walls stuccoed over. In the first phase of the development of the public school system in Philadelphia, 1818–1850, simple school buildings were built by local authorities in a decentralized system. During this period, 49 buildings were built by 7 local school boards, with only 4 surviving.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Mintz, Elizabeth. Pennsylvania Historic Resources Survey: Mifflin School. Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, August 1986. Accessed 2010-08-27.