Thomas Powers School

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Thomas Powers School
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Thomas Powers School, September 2010
Thomas Powers School is located in Philadelphia
Thomas Powers School
Thomas Powers School is located in Pennsylvania
Thomas Powers School
Thomas Powers School is located in the United States
Thomas Powers School
LocationFrankford Ave. and Somerset St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°59′20″N 75°07′11″W / 39.9888°N 75.1198°W / 39.9888; -75.1198Coordinates: 39°59′20″N 75°07′11″W / 39.9888°N 75.1198°W / 39.9888; -75.1198
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built byJ.E. & A.J. Pencock
ArchitectJ.W. Anshutz
Architectural styleRomanesque
MPSPhiladelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference #86003319[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 4, 1986

Thomas Powers School is a historic school building located in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1899–1900, and is a three-story, square, granite building with basement in the Romanesque style. It sits on a stone foundation and features a projecting round arched tower, stepped Flemish gable, and hipped roof with large projecting chimneys.[2]

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


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  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: Thomas Powers School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03.