Francis E. Willard School
Francis E. Willard School, September 2010
Frances E. Willard School is located in Philadelphia
Frances E. Willard School
Frances E. Willard School is located in Pennsylvania
Frances E. Willard School
Frances E. Willard School is located in the United States
Frances E. Willard School
LocationEmerald and Orleans Sts.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°59′30″N 75°07′02″W / 39.9917°N 75.1171°W / 39.9917; -75.1171
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
ArchitectHenry deCoursey Richards
Architectural styleClassical Revival
MPSPhiladelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference No.86003346[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 4, 1986

Frances E. Willard School is an elementary school located in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is part of the School District of Philadelphia. The school is named for suffragist Frances Willard.

The original school building was designed by Henry deCoursey Richards and built in 1907–1908. It is a four-story, three-bay, E-shaped, brick-clad concrete building in the Classical Revival style. It features limestone trim, a 2+12-story overscale arched opening, and brick parapet.[2] The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]

In 2010, the school moved into a new building on Elkhart Street, just north of the old building.[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 B. Mintz (July 1986). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: Francis E. Willard School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03.
  3. ^ Socolar, Paul (September 7, 2010). "At long last, a new Willard School opens". Philadelphia Public School Notebook. Retrieved March 15, 2017.

39°59′36″N 75°06′58″W / 39.9934°N 75.1161°W / 39.9934; -75.1161