Holmes Junior High School
Holmes Junior High School, September 2010
Holmes Junior High School (Philadelphia)
Holmes Junior High School (Philadelphia)
Holmes Junior High School (Philadelphia)
Location5429 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°57′34″N 75°13′51″W / 39.9594°N 75.2308°W / 39.9594; -75.2308Coordinates: 39°57′34″N 75°13′51″W / 39.9594°N 75.2308°W / 39.9594; -75.2308
Area1.1 acres (0.45 ha)
Built byMoore, Warren, & Co.
ArchitectHenry deCourcy Richards
Architectural styleClassical Revival
MPSPhiladelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference No.88002281[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 18, 1988

Holmes Junior High School is a historic junior high school building located in the West Philadelphia neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was designed by Henry deCourcy Richards and built in 1916–1917. It is a three-story, six bay, brick building on a raised basement in the Classical Revival-style. An addition was made to the "U"-shaped building shortly after it was completed in 1917. It features a slightly projecting center section, stone cornice, and brick parapet.[2]

The building 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. ^ "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: Holmes Junior High School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03.