William S. Peirce School

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William S. Peirce School
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William S. Peirce School, May 2010
William S. Peirce School is located in Philadelphia
William S. Peirce School
William S. Peirce School is located in Pennsylvania
William S. Peirce School
William S. Peirce School is located in the US
William S. Peirce School
Location 2400 Christian St.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°56′30″N 75°10′59″W / 39.9418°N 75.1830°W / 39.9418; -75.1830Coordinates: 39°56′30″N 75°10′59″W / 39.9418°N 75.1830°W / 39.9418; -75.1830
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1928–1929
Built by Weiss Construction Co.
Architect Irwin T. Catharine
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference # 88002307[1]
Added to NRHP November 18, 1988

William S. Peirce School is a historic school building located in the Southwest Center City neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was designed by Irwin T. Catharine and built in 1928–1929. It is a four-story, nine bay, brick building on a raised basement in the Late Gothic Revival-style. It features pilasters with limestone caps and a projecting entrance pavilion with an arched opening.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1] The school has been closed since 2007, although the building is still owned by the School District of Philadelphia.[3][4]

References[edit]

  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 Jefferson M. Moak (May 1987). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: William S. Peirce School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  3. ^ "What to do with W.S. Peirce School?". Naked Philly. July 14, 2011. Retrieved March 19, 2017. 
  4. ^ Adelman, Jacob (December 23, 2016). "Philly school district puts former Peirce Elementary building up for sale". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved March 19, 2017.