Franklin Learning Center

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William Penn High School for Girls
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Franklin Learning Center, August 2010
Franklin Learning Center is located in Philadelphia
Franklin Learning Center
Franklin Learning Center is located in Pennsylvania
Franklin Learning Center
Franklin Learning Center is located in the US
Franklin Learning Center
Location 1501 Wallace St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°57′54″N 75°9′48″W / 39.96500°N 75.16333°W / 39.96500; -75.16333Coordinates: 39°57′54″N 75°9′48″W / 39.96500°N 75.16333°W / 39.96500; -75.16333
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1908–1909
Architect Henry deCoursey Richards
Architectural style Classical Revival
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP Reference # 86003316[1]
Added to NRHP December 1, 1986

Franklin Learning Center, formerly known as William Penn High School for Girls, is a historic high school located in the Spring Garden neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is part of the School District of Philadelphia. The building was designed by Henry deCoursey Richards and built in 1908–1909. It is a four-story, brick and limestone building in the Classical Revival-style. It features a projecting center section and two-story portico.[2] The school was named for Pennsylvania founder William Penn. The school became Franklin Learning Center in 1974 and is currently a magnet school.

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

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  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 B. Mintz (July 1986). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: William Penn High School for Girls" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-16. 

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