Simpson Street School

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Simpson Street School
NRHP Simpson Street School.JPG
Simpson Street School, September 2013
Simpson Street School is located in Pennsylvania
Simpson Street School
Location Simpson & High Sts., Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°12′39″N 77°00′39″W / 40.21083°N 77.01083°W / 40.21083; -77.01083Coordinates: 40°12′39″N 77°00′39″W / 40.21083°N 77.01083°W / 40.21083; -77.01083
Area 1.9 acres (0.77 ha)
Built 1892
Architect Smith, J.C.; Lappley, Clayton
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival, Romanesque
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 83002233[1]
Added to NRHP February 24, 1983

Simpson Street School is a historic school complex located at Mechanicsburg in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. The complex consists of a Romanesque Revival style building built in 1892, and two Late Gothic Revival style buildings added in the 1920s. The 1892 building is square in plan, 2 1/2-stories with a raised basement. It is built pressed brick and features three ornate projecting entrances. The addition was built in two phases, in 1926 and 1929. It is two-stories and constructed of yellow brick with brownstone trim. It was used as a high school until 1957, then as a junior high until 1981, when it was sold by the school district.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (SEARCHABLE DATABASE). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Sarah Rose (May 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Simpson Street School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-21.