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
Simpson Street School is located in the US
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
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 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 Sarah Rose (May 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Simpson Street School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-21.