William B. Hanna School

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William B. Hanna School
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William B. Hanna School site, June 2010
William B. Hanna School is located in Philadelphia
William B. Hanna School
William B. Hanna School is located in Pennsylvania
William B. Hanna School
William B. Hanna School is located in the United States
William B. Hanna School
Location5720 Media St.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°58′34″N 75°14′10″W / 39.97611°N 75.23611°W / 39.97611; -75.23611Coordinates: 39°58′34″N 75°14′10″W / 39.97611°N 75.23611°W / 39.97611; -75.23611
Area2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built bySax & Abbott
ArchitectHenry deCoursey Richards
Architectural styleLate Gothic Revival, Anglo-Gothic
MPSPhiladelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference #86003288[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 4, 1986

William B. Hanna School was a historic school building located in the Carroll Park neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was designed by Henry deCoursey Richards and built in 1908–1909. It was a three-story, reinforced concrete, brick faced building in the Late Gothic Revival-style. It featured a central Gothic arched entry with grotesquess, limestone trim, and a cornice with terra cotta trim.[2] The school name was changed to Guion Bluford Elementary School in recognition of astronaut Guion Bluford, who attended Hanna School.[citation needed] The older portion of the school was demolished in 2010 and a replacement attached to its 1974 addition.

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. 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 B. Mintz (July 1986). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: William B. Hanna School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03.