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Universal Alcorn Charter Elementary School

Universal Alcorn Charter Elementary School

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James Alcorn School
James Alcorn School, May 2010
Location 3200 Dickinson St.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°56′06″N 75°11′51″W / 39.9351°N 75.1976°W / 39.9351; -75.1976Coordinates: 39°56′06″N 75°11′51″W / 39.9351°N 75.1976°W / 39.9351; -75.1976
Area 3.5 acres (1.4 ha)
Built 1931–1932
Architect Irwin T. Catharine
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference # 88002225[1]
Added to NRHP November 18, 1988

Universal Alcorn Charter Elementary School is a charter school located in the Grays Ferry neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is located in the historic James Alcorn School building. The building was designed by Irwin T. Catharine and built in 1931–1932. It is a three-story, nine bay, yellow brick building on a raised basement in the Late Gothic Revival-style. It features two projecting entrances with stone surrounds, a central entrance with arched opening, a two-story projecting bay window, and a crenellated parapet.[2]

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: James Alcorn School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03. 

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