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Thomas K. Finletter School
Thomas K. Finletter School, October 2010
Location 6101 N. Front St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°2′37″N 75°7′10″W / 40.04361°N 75.11944°W / 40.04361; -75.11944Coordinates: 40°2′37″N 75°7′10″W / 40.04361°N 75.11944°W / 40.04361; -75.11944
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1929–1930
Architect Irwin T. Catharine
Architectural style Art Deco
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference # 88002271[1]
Added to NRHP November 18, 1988

Thomas K. Finletter Academics Plus School is a historic school located in the Olney 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, eight bay yellow brick building on a raised basement in the Art Deco-style. It features a colorful arched entryway with terra cotta trim and terra cotta panels.[2] It was named for the grandfather of American lawyer, politician, and statesman Thomas K. Finletter (1893-1980).

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

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: Thomas K. Finletter School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-16. 

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