David Wilmot School
David Wilmot School, September 2010
David Wilmot School is located in Philadelphia
David Wilmot School
David Wilmot School is located in Pennsylvania
David Wilmot School
David Wilmot School is located in the United States
David Wilmot School
Location1734 Meadow St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°00′50″N 75°04′51″W / 40.0138°N 75.0808°W / 40.0138; -75.0808
Area2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built1874, 1908
Built byWilliam Keas
ArchitectLewis H. Esler
Architectural styleItalianate
MPSPhiladelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference No.88002289[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 18, 1988

The David Wilmot Public School For Coloured Children, also known as the J.C. King Educational Building, is located the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Built in 1874, it is a two-story, four bay, stone building in the Italianate-design presumably of Lewis H. Esler (1819-1883), a prominent architect employed by the Philadelphia Board of Public Education. [2]

An addition was built in 1908. It features brownstone sills and arches and a gable over the entrance opening.[3] It was named for U.S. political figure and abolitionist, David Wilmot (1814–1868).

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


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Menkevich, Joseph, J. "THE DAVID WILMOT PUBLIC SCHOOL" (PDF). Philadelphia Historical Commission, Nomination. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-24. Retrieved March 18, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "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 2012-06-29. Note: This includes J. M. Moak (June 1987). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: David Wilmot School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-16.