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 Pennsylvania
Robert Ralston School
Location 221 Bainbridge St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°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
Area less than one acre
Built 1869
Built by Brinkworth, G.
Architect Esler, Louis H.
Architectural style Gothic, Other, Vernacular Gothic
Governing body State
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP Reference # 86003321[1]
Added to NRHP December 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).

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


  1. ^ a b Staff (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.