Walter George Smith School
Walter George Smith School, May 2010
Walter George Smith School
Walter George Smith School
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.