Edwin M. Stanton School
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Edwin M. Stanton School entrance, May 2010
Edwin M. Stanton School (Philadelphia) is located in Philadelphia
Edwin M. Stanton School (Philadelphia)
Edwin M. Stanton School (Philadelphia) is located in Pennsylvania
Edwin M. Stanton School (Philadelphia)
Edwin M. Stanton School (Philadelphia) is located in the United States
Edwin M. Stanton School (Philadelphia)
Location1616-1644 Christian St. (901 S. 17th St.), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°56′25″N 75°10′16″W / 39.9404°N 75.1710°W / 39.9404; -75.1710Coordinates: 39°56′25″N 75°10′16″W / 39.9404°N 75.1710°W / 39.9404; -75.1710
Arealess than one acre
Built byMcCloskey & Co.
ArchitectIrwin T. Catharine
Architectural styleArt Deco
MPSPhiladelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference No.88002326[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 18, 1988

Edwin M. Stanton School is a historic K-8 school located in the Southwest Center City neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, within the Christian Street Historic District. It is part of the School District of Philadelphia.

The building was designed by Irwin T. Catharine and built in 1925–1926. It is a three-story, 10-bay by 3-bay, made of bricks on a raised basement in the Art Deco-style. The entrance features a portico with Doric order columns and terra cotta colored tiles. It also has a stone cornice with colored terra cotta tile and a brick parapet.[2] The school was named for Edwin M. Stanton.

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

It feeds students to South Philadelphia High School.[3]



  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  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: Edwin M. Stanton School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03.
  3. ^ "High School Directory Fall 2017 Admissions" (Archive). School District of Philadelphia. p. 62/70. Retrieved on November 16, 2016.