Public School No. 111
Public School No. 111, May 2013
Public School No. 111
Public School No. 111
Public School No. 111
LocationN. Carrollton Ave. and Riggs Ave., Baltimore, Maryland
Coordinates39°18′4″N 76°38′15″W / 39.30111°N 76.63750°W / 39.30111; -76.63750Coordinates: 39°18′4″N 76°38′15″W / 39.30111°N 76.63750°W / 39.30111; -76.63750
Area0.4 acres (0.16 ha)
Built1889 (1889)
Architectural styleRomanesque
NRHP reference No.79003219[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 25, 1979

Public School No. 111, also known as Francis Ellen Harper School, is a historic elementary school located at Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It is a Romanesque brick structure that features an ornately detailed brick front façade. It was built in 1889 as Colored School #9 and is one of the few surviving schools built for black children and staffed by black teachers. The school is named after Francis Ellen Harper (1825-1911), a Baltimore-born African American poet.[2]

Public School No. 111 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ unknown (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Public School No. 111" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-04-01.