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James Dobson Elementary School

James Dobson Elementary School

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James Dobson School
James Dobson School, June 2010
Location 4667 Umbria St.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°01′53″N 75°13′50″W / 40.0313°N 75.2305°W / 40.0313; -75.2305Coordinates: 40°01′53″N 75°13′50″W / 40.0313°N 75.2305°W / 40.0313; -75.2305
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1929–1930
Architect Irwin T. Catharine
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference # 88002264[1]
Added to NRHP November 18, 1988

James Dobson Elementary School is historic elementary school located in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is part of the School District of Philadelphia. The building was designed by Irwin T. Catharine and built in 1929–1930. It is a three-story, five bay, brick building on a raised basement in the Late Gothic Revival-style. It features an entrance pavilion with stone-trimmed arched opening, and brick piers with stone trim.[2]

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


  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 (June 1987). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: James Dobson School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03. 

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