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Henry Longfellow School
Henry Longfellow School, September 2010
Location 5004–5098 Tacony St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°00′31″N 75°04′17″W / 40.0085°N 75.0713°W / 40.0085; -75.0713Coordinates: 40°00′31″N 75°04′17″W / 40.0085°N 75.0713°W / 40.0085; -75.0713
Area 1.4 acres (0.57 ha)
Built 1915
Built by Thomas Reilly
Architect Henry deCourcy Richards
Architectural style Classical Revival, Utilitarian
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference # 88002294[1]
Added to NRHP November 18, 1988

Henry Longfellow School was a historic school building located in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was designed by Henry deCourcy Richards and built in 1915. It was a three-story, six-bay, brick building on a raised basement in the Classical Revival style. It featured a stone cornice and beltcourse and a brick parapet.[2] The school was named for poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]

Demolition of the school commenced on August 17, 2015 in conjunction with the plans to rebuild and widen Interstate 95 as part of the ongoing reconstruction of the Interstate in Northeast Philadelphia.

References

  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: Henry Longfellow School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-16. 




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