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George Sharswood School
George Sharswood School, May 2010
2300 S. 2nd St.,|
|Area||2 acres (0.81 ha)|
|Built by||Charles McCaul Co.|
|Architect||Henry deCourcy Richards|
|Architectural style||Colonial Revival|
|MPS||Philadelphia Public Schools TR|
|NRHP reference #||88002320|
|Added to NRHP||November 18, 1988|
The school building was designed by Henry deCourcy Richards and built in 1906–1908. It is a three-story, seven bay, brick building in the Colonial Revival-style. It features projecting end bays with entrances, a large stone cornice, and brick and stone parapet. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
In 2008 Jack Stollsteimer, a former U.S. attorney, and an area school safety advocate, criticized the school after the principal failed to report an assault of a student in a timely manner. As a result, the school district demanded more thorough reporting from its schools, and the rate of reported incidents sharply increased.