Parkway West High School (Philadelphia)

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Mayer Sulzberger Junior High School
Sulzberger Jr HS Philly.JPG
Mayer Sulzberger Junior High School, September 2010
Parkway West High School (Philadelphia) is located in Philadelphia
Parkway West High School (Philadelphia)
Parkway West High School (Philadelphia) is located in Pennsylvania
Parkway West High School (Philadelphia)
Parkway West High School (Philadelphia) is located in the US
Parkway West High School (Philadelphia)
Location 4725 Fairmount Ave.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°57′53″N 75°12′57″W / 39.9647°N 75.2159°W / 39.9647; -75.2159Coordinates: 39°57′53″N 75°12′57″W / 39.9647°N 75.2159°W / 39.9647; -75.2159
Area 2.6 acres (1.1 ha)
Built 1923–1924
Built by Melody, Michael, Son, & Co.
Architect Irwin T. Catharine
Architectural style Colonial Revival
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference # 88002328[1]
Added to NRHP November 18, 1988

Parkway West High School is a public magnet high school located in the Mill Creek neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It shares a site with the Middle Years Alternative School for the Humanities (MYA). Both schools are part of the School District of Philadelphia.

The schools are located in the former Mayer Sulzberger Junior High School building. It was designed by Irwin T. Catharine and built in 1923–1924. It is a three-story, 17 bay, brick building on a raised stone basement in the Colonial Revival-style. It is in the shape of a shallow "W". It features a center projecting pavilion, brick pilasters with stone caps, stone cornice, and a brick parapet.[2] The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]

In 2008, the school district voted to close the Sulzberger Middle School due to declining enrollment. Additionally, Parkway West and MYA were moved from an older, deteriorating building to the Sulzberger building. Both schools were moved in by 2009.[3][4]

References[edit]

  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: Mayer Sulzberger Junior High School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03.
  3. ^ Woodall, Martha (March 13, 2008). "Nutter wants area colleges to help Phila. graduates". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  4. ^ McDuffie, Trenae V. (January 10, 2012). "Middle Years Alternative: Small school, big future". Philadelphia Tribune. Retrieved March 23, 2017.

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