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Smedley Elementary School

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Franklin Smedley School
Franklin Smedley School, September 2010
Location 1790 Bridge St.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°01′11″N 75°04′26″W / 40.0197°N 75.0740°W / 40.0197; -75.0740Coordinates: 40°01′11″N 75°04′26″W / 40.0197°N 75.0740°W / 40.0197; -75.0740
Area 1.7 acres (0.69 ha)
Built 1927–1928
Architect Irwin T. Catharine
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference # 88002323[1]
Added to NRHP November 18, 1988

Mastery Charter School - Smedley Elementary is a charter school located in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Originally called Franklin Smedley School, the school has been run by Mastery Charter Schools since 2010. The building was designed by Irwin T. Catharine and built in 1927–1928. It is a three-story, nine-bay, yellow brick building on a raised basement in the Late Gothic Revival style. It features a projecting stone entryway with Tudor-arched opening, stone openings, and a crenellated parapet.[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 J. M. Moak (May 1987). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: Franklin Smedley School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-16. 

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