Read, Thomas Buchanan, School (NRIS 86003325)

Address: Seventy-eighth and Buist Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. County/parish: Philadelphia.

1 contributing building.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places December 04, 1986.

Part of Philadelphia Public Schools TR (NRIS 64000730).

From Wikipedia:

Thomas Buchanan Read School

Thomas Buchanan Read School is a historic school building located in the Elmwood Park neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was designed by Henry deCoursey Richards and built in 1906-1908. It is a two-story, 20 bay, red brick building with limestone trim in the Georgian Revival-style. It features a large projecting section, recessed entrance bays, brick piers with stone capitals, and a hipped roof with copper cupola.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. It was home to the Motivation High School before it moved to its current location on Baltimore Avenue in 2013.

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  • Richards, Henry deCoursey
  • Stewart Construction Co.

Architectural styles:

  • Colonial Revival
  • Other

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