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James R. Lowell Elementary School

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James Russell Lowell School
James Russell Lowell School, October 2010
Location 450 W. Nedro Ave.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°2′26″N 75°7′46″W / 40.04056°N 75.12944°W / 40.04056; -75.12944Coordinates: 40°2′26″N 75°7′46″W / 40.04056°N 75.12944°W / 40.04056; -75.12944
Area 2.4 acres (0.97 ha)
Built 1913–1914
Built by Charles McCaul Co.
Architect Henry deCourcy Richards
Architectural style Classical Revival
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference # 88002295[1]
Added to NRHP November 18, 1988

James Russell Lowell School is a historic elementary school located in the Olney neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is part of the School District of Philadelphia. The building was designed by Henry deCourcy Richards and built in 1913–1914. It is a three-story, five bay reinforced concrete building with brick facing and granite and terra cotta trim in a Classical Revival-style. It features decorative panels and a center entrance topped by an entablature.[2] The school was named for American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat James Russell Lowell (1819-1891).

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 (May 1987). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: James Russell Lowell School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-16. 

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