S. Weir Mitchell School
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S. Weir Mitchell School, June 2010
S. Weir Mitchell School is located in Philadelphia
S. Weir Mitchell School
S. Weir Mitchell School is located in Pennsylvania
S. Weir Mitchell School
S. Weir Mitchell School is located in the United States
S. Weir Mitchell School
Location5500 Kingsessing Ave.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°56′13″N 75°13′25″W / 39.9369°N 75.2237°W / 39.9369; -75.2237Coordinates: 39°56′13″N 75°13′25″W / 39.9369°N 75.2237°W / 39.9369; -75.2237
Area2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built byDavid Peoples
ArchitectHenry deCoursey Richards
Architectural styleLate Gothic Revival, Academic Gothic
MPSPhiladelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference No.86003309[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 4, 1986

S. Weir Mitchell Elementary School is a historic elementary school located in the Kingsessing neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is part of the School District of Philadelphia. The building was designed by Henry deCoursey Richards and built in 1915–1916.

It is a four-story, seven bay, red brick building with terra cotta and granite trim in the Late Gothic Revival-style. It was erected above a raised basement. It features a projecting entrance bay with oversized arched surround, projecting secondary entrance bays, terra cotta quoining, and an arched gable parapet.[2]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[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 B. Mintz (July 1986). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: S. Weir Mitchell School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03.