David Landreth School
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David Landreth School, May 2010
David Landreth School is located in Philadelphia
David Landreth School
David Landreth School is located in Pennsylvania
David Landreth School
David Landreth School is located in the United States
David Landreth School
Location1201 S. Twenty-third St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°56′16″N 75°10′54″W / 39.9377°N 75.1817°W / 39.9377; -75.1817Coordinates: 39°56′16″N 75°10′54″W / 39.9377°N 75.1817°W / 39.9377; -75.1817
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built byCharles McCaul
ArchitectJoseph W. Anshutz
Architectural styleGothic
MPSPhiladelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference No.86003299[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 4, 1986

David Landreth School is a historic school building located in the Point Breeze neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[2] It was built in 1889 after the original school caught fire (it had been on the nursery grounds of the D. Landreth Seed Company).[2][3]

It is a two-story, three-bay, brick building with a stone foundation in the Gothic Revival style. A three-story, nine-bay, yellow brick addition was built in 1928. It features a large corbelled brick cornice, sandstone sills and lintels, and three large brick chimneys with corbelled caps.[2] The school was named after the founder of the D. Landreth Seed Company.[3]

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


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania". CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Archived from the original (Searchable database) on 2007-07-21. Retrieved 2012-07-07. Note: This includes B. Mintz (July 1986). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: David Landreth School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03.
  3. ^ a b Landreth, D. Seed Company (1920). D. Landreth Seed Company : [catalog]. LuEsther T. Mertz Library New York Botanical Garden. Bristol, PA Bloomsdale, PA Baltimore, MD New Freedom, PA : D. Landreth Seed Company.