Thomas Powers School

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Thomas Powers School

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Thomas Powers School, September 2010
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Location Frankford Ave. and Somerset St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°59′20″N75°07′11″W / 39.9888°N 75.1198°W / 39.9888; -75.1198 Coordinates: 39°59′20″N75°07′11″W / 39.9888°N 75.1198°W / 39.9888; -75.1198
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1899–1900
Built by J.E. & A.J. Pencock
Architect J.W. Anshutz
Architectural style Romanesque
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference # 86003319 [1]
Added to NRHP December 4, 1986

Thomas Powers School is a historic school building located in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1899–1900, and is a three-story, square, granite building with basement in the Romanesque style. It sits on a stone foundation and features a projecting round arched tower, stepped Flemish gable, and hipped roof with large projecting chimneys. [2]

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It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 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: Thomas Powers School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03.