Roberts Vaux Junior High School
The Promise Academy at Roberts Vaux High School
Roberts Vaux High School, August 2010
|Location||230-2344 W. Master St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Area||2 acres (0.81 ha)|
|Architect||Catharine, Irwin T.|
|Architectural style||Moderne, Art Deco|
|MPS||Philadelphia Public Schools TR|
|NRHP Reference #||88002332|
|Added to NRHP||November 18, 1988|
The Promise Academy at Roberts Vaux High School (commonly referred to as 'Roberts Vaux Promise Academy) is a historic high school school building located in the North Central neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was designed by Irwin T. Catharine and built in 1936-1938. It is a four-story, 23 bay, "U"-shaped yellow brick building in a Moderne / Art Deco-style. It features projecting end pavilions, terra cotta decorative work, and a two-story stone Tudor-arched entryway. It was named for American jurist, abolitionist, and philanthropist Roberts Vaux (1786-1836).
The school was closed in 2013 as part of Philadelphia's shutdown of 23 district-run schools. Displaced students were enrolled in Strawberry Mansion High School and Benjamin Franklin High School.
Vaux, now operated by Big Picture Philadelphia, will reopen in 2017.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Roberts Vaux Home Page".
- "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: Roberts Vaux Junior High School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-16.
- Matheson, Kathy (March 7, 2013). "4 PHILADELPHIA SCHOOLS SAVED, 23 CLOSING AFTER SRC VOTE". Retrieved April 28, 2015.
- "Roberts Vaux High School Promise Academy". Great Schools Philly. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
- "High School Directory Fall 2017 Admissions" (Archive). School District of Philadelphia. p. 66/70. Retrieved on November 16, 2016.
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