Robert Ralston School

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Robert Ralston School
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Robert Ralston School, April 2010
Robert Ralston School is located in Philadelphia
Robert Ralston School
Robert Ralston School is located in Pennsylvania
Robert Ralston School
Robert Ralston School is located in the United States
Robert Ralston School
Location221 Bainbridge St.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°56′26″N 75°8′48″W / 39.94056°N 75.14667°W / 39.94056; -75.14667Coordinates: 39°56′26″N 75°8′48″W / 39.94056°N 75.14667°W / 39.94056; -75.14667
Arealess than one acre
Built byG. Brinkworth
ArchitectLouis H. Esler
Architectural styleVernacular Gothic
MPSPhiladelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference #86003321[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 4, 1986

Robert Ralston School is a historic school building located in the Queen Village neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1869, and is a 2 1/2-story, four bay, brick building with a stucco foundation in the Gothic Revival-style. It has a later addition in an industrial style. It features a pedimented front gable, a molded wood cornice, and an ocular vent opening.[2] It was named after merchant and philanthropist Robert Ralston (1761-1836).

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1]


  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 B. Mintz (July 1986). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: Robert Ralston School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03.