Murrell Dobbins Vocational School
Murrell Dobbins Career & Technical Education High School
Murrell Dobbins Career & Technical Education High School, September 2010
|Location||2150 West Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Area||2 acres (0.81 ha)|
|Architect||Irwin T. Catharine|
|Architectural style||Moderne, Art Deco|
|MPS||Philadelphia Public Schools TR|
|NRHP reference #||88002263|
|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.
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.
- Hank Gathers, college basketball player
- Gregory "Bo" Kimble, NBA player.
- Dawn Staley, head coach of women's basketball at University of South Carolina; 3-time Olympian
- Doug Overton, retired professional basketball player and current head coach of the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League.
- Jami M. Valentine, Ph.D., Physicist, first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. in Physics from Johns Hopkins University. Dobbins class of 1992.
- Bobby Eli, Philly Soul guitarist, songwriter, producer, arranger. Founding member of MFSB.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "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.
- Murrell Dobbins Career and Technical Education High School website
- "Bo Kimble". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
- "Jami Valentine".
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