Eleanor Cope Emlen School of Practice
Eleanor Cope Emlen School of Practice, October 2010
Emlen Elementary School
Emlen Elementary School
Emlen Elementary School
Location6501 Chew Ave.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°03′15″N 75°10′42″W / 40.0541°N 75.1783°W / 40.0541; -75.1783Coordinates: 40°03′15″N 75°10′42″W / 40.0541°N 75.1783°W / 40.0541; -75.1783
Area2.3 acres (0.93 ha)
Built1925–1926
Built byMelody & Co.
ArchitectIrwin T. Catharine
Architectural styleLate Gothic Revival
MPSPhiladelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference No.88002267[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 18, 1988

Emlen Elementary School, formerly Eleanor Cope Emlen School of Practice, is a historic elementary school located in the Mount Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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, nine bay, brick building on a raised basement in the Late Gothic Revival-style. An auditorium addition was built in 1930. It features a central two-story bay window, stone surrounds, and a crenelated parapet. It was used as an "observation school" for teacher education and training.[2]

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

References

  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". CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Archived from the original (Searchable database) on 2007-07-21. Retrieved 2012-07-04. Note: This includes Jefferson M. Moak (May 1987). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: Eleanor Cope Emlen School of Practice" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03.