Laura H. Carnell School
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Laura H. Carnell School, September 2010
Laura H. Carnell School is located in Philadelphia
Laura H. Carnell School
Laura H. Carnell School is located in Pennsylvania
Laura H. Carnell School
Laura H. Carnell School is located in the United States
Laura H. Carnell School
Location1100 Devereaux Ave.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°02′20″N 75°05′02″W / 40.0389°N 75.0840°W / 40.0389; -75.0840Coordinates: 40°02′20″N 75°05′02″W / 40.0389°N 75.0840°W / 40.0389; -75.0840
Area4.5 acres (1.8 ha)
ArchitectIrwin T. Catharine
Architectural styleLate Gothic Revival
MPSPhiladelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference No.88002251[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 18, 1988

Laura H. Carnell School is an historic elementary school located in the Oxford Circle neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 1100 Devereaux Avenue.[2] It is part of the School District of Philadelphia. The building was designed by Irwin T. Catharine and built in 1930–1931. It is a three-story, eight-bay, brick building on a raised basement in the Late Gothic Revival style. A rear addition was built in 1953. It features stone arched entryways, stone two-story bay, and crenellated battlement with four small towers.[3] The school was named after Temple University dean Laura H. Carnell.

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. ^ "Carnell School Official Website". Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  3. ^ "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: Laura H. Carnell School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03.