Walter George Smith School
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Walter George Smith School, May 2010
Walter George Smith School is located in Philadelphia
Walter George Smith School
Walter George Smith School is located in Pennsylvania
Walter George Smith School
Walter George Smith School is located in the United States
Walter George Smith School
Location1300 S. 19th St.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°56′06″N 75°10′33″W / 39.9349°N 75.1758°W / 39.9349; -75.1758Coordinates: 39°56′06″N 75°10′33″W / 39.9349°N 75.1758°W / 39.9349; -75.1758
Area2 acres (0.81 ha)
ArchitectIrwin T. Catharine
Architectural styleLate Gothic Revival, Academic Gothic
MPSPhiladelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP reference No.86003329[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 4, 1986

Walter George Smith School is a former school building located in the Point Breeze neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was designed by Irwin T. Catharine and built in 1924–1925. It is a four-story, brick building with limestone trim in the Late Gothic Revival-style. It features two projecting ends, main entrance with enclosed porch and Gothic arch, Gothic arched windows, and battlement parapet.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1] The school was closed in 2013, and as of 2016 was in the process of being converted to apartments.[3][4]


  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: Walter George Smith School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-03.
  3. ^ Matheson, Kathy (March 7, 2013). "4 Philadelphia schools saved, 23 closing after SRC vote". WPVI-TV. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  4. ^ Adelman, Jacob (July 19, 2016). "Developer reaches tentative deal over plans for shuttered Point Breeze school". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved March 20, 2017.