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Paul Lawrence Dunbar School (Philadelphia)

Paul Lawrence Dunbar School (Philadelphia)

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Paul Lawrence Dunbar School
Paul Lawrence Dunbar School, August 2010
Location 1750 N. 12th St.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°58′43″N 75°9′17″W / 39.97861°N 75.15472°W / 39.97861; -75.15472Coordinates: 39°58′43″N 75°9′17″W / 39.97861°N 75.15472°W / 39.97861; -75.15472
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1931-1932
Architect Irwin T. Catharine
Architectural style Moderne
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference # 86003274[1]
Added to NRHP December 4, 1986

Paul Lawrence Dunbar School is a historic school building located in the Templetown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was designed by Irwin T. Catharine and built in 1931-1932. It is a four-story, 14 bay, orange brick building on a raised basement in the Moderne-style. It features ribbon bands of windows, brick pilasters with compound capitals, and spandrel panels.[2] It was named for African American poet and author Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906).

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1] It is a middle school in the School District of 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 B. Mintz (July 1986). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: Paul Lawrence Dunbar School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-16. 




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