Murrell Dobbins Vocational School

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Murrell Dobbins Career & Technical Education High School
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Murrell Dobbins Career & Technical Education High School, September 2010
Murrell Dobbins Vocational School is located in Philadelphia
Murrell Dobbins Vocational School
Murrell Dobbins Vocational School is located in Pennsylvania
Murrell Dobbins Vocational School
Murrell Dobbins Vocational School is located in the US
Murrell Dobbins Vocational School
Location 2150 West Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Coordinates 39°59′43″N 75°10′01″W / 39.9952°N 75.1669°W / 39.9952; -75.1669Coordinates: 39°59′43″N 75°10′01″W / 39.9952°N 75.1669°W / 39.9952; -75.1669
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1936–1937
Architect Irwin T. Catharine
Architectural style Moderne, Art Deco
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference # 88002263[1]
Added to NRHP November 18, 1988

Murrell Dobbins Career & Technical Education High School, also known as Murrell Dobbins Vocational High School, is a historic vocational school building located in the West Lehigh neighborhood of North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the School District of Philadelphia. The building was designed by Irwin T. Catharine and built in 1936–1937. It is a six- to seven-story, 14-bay, brick building in the Moderne-style. It has a one-story, stone front building. It features brick piers with terracotta tops and the building has terra cotta trim.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]

The school is the home of the Mustangs and the school colors are Flame and Steel. Murrell Dobbins offers seven CTE programs: Barbering, Business Education, Commercial & Advertising Arts, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Fashion Design and Plumbing. Dobbins athletics consist of Football, Cross-Country, Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Indoor Track, Bowling, Cheerleading, Badminton, Baseball, Softball and Outdoor Track.[3]

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  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: Murrell Dobbins Vocational School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-16.
  3. ^ Murrell Dobbins Career and Technical Education High School website
  4. ^ "Bo Kimble". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  5. ^ "Jami Valentine".