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National Register of Historic Places listings in West Philadelphia


National Register of Historic Places listings in West Philadelphia

Location of West Philadelphia in Philadelphia

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in West Philadelphia.

This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The locations of National Register properties and districts for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below, may be seen in a Google map.[1]

There are 545 properties and districts listed on the National Register in Philadelphia, including 67 National Historic Landmarks. West Philadelphia includes 62 of these properties and districts, including 5 National Historic Landmarks; the city's remaining properties and districts are listed elsewhere. Two sites are split between West Philadelphia and other parts of the city, and are thus included on multiple lists.

Current listings

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location Neighborhood[4] Description
1 32nd St. and Lancaster Ave. Philadelphia Armory
32nd St. and Lancaster Ave. Philadelphia Armory
November 14, 1991
Junction of 32nd Street and Lancaster Avenue
University City
2 Dimner Beeber Junior High School
Dimner Beeber Junior High School
November 18, 1988
5901 Malvern Avenue
West Parkside
3 Bell Telephone Exchange Building
Bell Telephone Exchange Building
March 20, 2002
8–12 North Preston Street
Powelton Village Telephone switching station from about 1900 to 1928
4 Belmont Avenue Bridge in Philadelphia
Belmont Avenue Bridge in Philadelphia
June 22, 1988
Belmont Avenue over Ramp B
Fairmount Park
5 Belmont School
Belmont School
November 18, 1988
4030–4060 Brown Street
6 Rudolph Blankenburg School
Rudolph Blankenburg School
November 18, 1988
4600 Girard Avenue
Mill Creek
7 Breslyn Apartments
Breslyn Apartments
November 14, 1982
4624–4642 Walnut Street, 201–213 South 47th Street
Spruce Hill
8 George L. Brooks School
December 4, 1986
5629–5643 Haverford Avenue
9 Lewis C. Cassidy School
Lewis C. Cassidy School
November 18, 1988
6523–6543 Lansdowne Avenue
Morris Park
10 Centennial National Bank
Centennial National Bank
March 11, 1971
32nd and Market Streets
University City Frank Furness, architect (1875–76).
11 Chamounix
April 26, 1972
West Fairmount Park on Chamounix Drive
Fairmount Park
12 City Line Avenue Bridge
City Line Avenue Bridge
June 22, 1988
City Avenue over eastern branch of Indian Creek
Overbrook Farms
13 Cobbs Creek Automobile Suburb Historic District
Cobbs Creek Automobile Suburb Historic District
November 12, 1998
Roughly bounded by Cobbs Creek Parkway, Spruce Street, 62nd Street, and Angora Street
Cobbs Creek
14 College Hall, University of Pennsylvania
College Hall, University of Pennsylvania
February 14, 1978
Bounded by Walnut, Spruce, 34th, and 36th Streets
University City Thomas W. Richards, architect (1870–72).
15 Drexel Development Historic District
Drexel Development Historic District
November 14, 1982
Roughly bounded by Pine, Delancey, 39th and 40th Streets
University City
16 Thomas Dunlap School
Thomas Dunlap School
December 4, 1986
5031 Race Street
17 Fairmount Park
Fairmount Park
February 7, 1972
Both banks of the Schuylkill River and the Wissahickon Creek, from Spring Garden Street to Northwestern Avenue
Fairmount Park Extends into North and Northwest Philadelphia
18 Furness Library
Furness Library
May 19, 1972
34th Street below Walnut on the University of Pennsylvania campus
West Philadelphia Frank Furness, architect (1888–91).
19 Garden Court Historic District
Garden Court Historic District
July 5, 1984
Roughly bounded by Larchwood Avenue, 46th, 50th, and Pine Streets; also 4526–4534 and 4537–4539 Osage Avenue
Garden Court
20 Haddington Historic District
Haddington Historic District
September 29, 1988
6000 blocks of Market, Ludlow and Chestnut Streets
21 Hanson Haines House
Hanson Haines House
January 29, 1985
4801 Springfield Avenue
Spruce Hill
22 Hajoca Corporation Headquarters and Showroom
Hajoca Corporation Headquarters and Showroom
February 27, 2003
3025 Walnut Street
University City
23 Hamilton Family Estate
Hamilton Family Estate
June 22, 1979
4039–4041 Baltimore Avenue and 4000–4018 Pine Street
Spruce Hill
24 William B. Hanna School
William B. Hanna School
December 4, 1986
5720–5738 Media Street
Carroll Park
25 Holmes Junior High School
Holmes Junior High School
November 18, 1988
5429–5455 Chestnut Street
Cobbs Creek
26 Hotel Pennsylvania
Hotel Pennsylvania
December 26, 2012
3900 Chestnut St.
University City
27 Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital
Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital
October 15, 1966
111 North 49th Street
Mill Creek Samuel Sloan, architect (1856–59).
28 La Blanche Apartments
La Blanche Apartments
March 7, 1985
5100 Walnut Street
Walnut Hill
29 Henry C. Lea School of Practice
Henry C. Lea School of Practice
November 18, 1988
242 South 47th Street
Walnut Hill
30 William Mann School
William Mann School
November 18, 1988
1835–1869 North 54th Street
31 Memorial Hall
Memorial Hall
December 8, 1976
North Concourse Drive
Fairmount Park Herman J. Schwarzmann, architect (1874–76).
32 Monte Vista
Monte Vista
March 3, 1983
917–931 North 63rd Street, 6154–6160 Oxford Street, 6151–6157 Nassau Street
33 Overbrook Farms
Overbrook Farms
March 21, 1985
Roughly bounded by City Line Avenue, 58th Street, Woodbine Avenue and 64th Street
Overbrook Farms
34 Overbrook High School
Overbrook High School
December 4, 1986
59th and Lancaster Ave.
35 Overbrook School
Overbrook School
November 18, 1988
6201–6231 Lebanon Avenue
36 Parkside Historic District
Parkside Historic District
November 17, 1983
Bounded by Penn Central railroad tracks, 38th Street, Girard, Parkside and Belmont Avenues
37 Pennsylvania Railroad Freight Building
Pennsylvania Railroad Freight Building
October 28, 1999
3118–3198 Chestnut Street
University City
38 Pennsylvania Railroad Office Building
Pennsylvania Railroad Office Building
February 27, 2003
3175 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
University City
39 Pinehurst Apartments
Pinehurst Apartments
January 6, 1987
4511–4523 Pine and 324–334 South 45th Streets
Spruce Hill
40 Poth and Schmidt Development Houses
Poth and Schmidt Development Houses
April 21, 1983
3306–3316 Arch Street
University City
41 Frederick A. Poth Houses
Frederick A. Poth Houses
April 19, 1979
3301–3311, 3315 Powelton Avenue
Powelton Village
42 Powelton Historic District
Powelton Historic District
May 9, 1985
Roughly bounded by Brandywine Street, 32nd to 39th Streets and Lancaster Avenue
Powelton Village
43 The Powelton
The Powelton
December 13, 1978
3500–3520 Powelton Avenue, 214–218 35th Street, and 215–221 36th Street
Powelton Village
44 Protestant Episcopal Church of the Saviour
Protestant Episcopal Church of the Saviour
August 1, 1979
Ludlow Street and 3723–3725 Chestnut Street
University City Charles M. Burns, architect (1889, rebuilt after 1902 fire).
45 Richards and Goddard Buildings
Richards and Goddard Buildings
January 16, 2009
3700–3710 Hamilton Walk
University City On the University of Pennsylvania campus; Louis Kahn, architect (1957–61).
46 Paul Robeson House
Paul Robeson House
November 22, 2000
4951 Walnut Street
Spruce Hill
47 St. Anthony Hall House
St. Anthony Hall House
February 15, 2005
3637 Locust Walk, University of Pennsylvania
University City
48 Sansom Row
Sansom Row
December 27, 1977
3402–3436 Sansom St.
University City
49 John Shedwick Development Houses
John Shedwick Development Houses
March 10, 1982
3433–3439 Lancaster Avenue
Powelton Village
50 William Shoemaker Junior High School
William Shoemaker Junior High School
December 4, 1986
1464–1488 North 53rd Street
Carroll Park
51 Mayer Sulzberger Junior High School
Mayer Sulzberger Junior High School
November 18, 1988
701–741 North 48th Street
Mill Creek
52 Thirtieth Street Station
Thirtieth Street Station
June 7, 1978
West River Drive, Market Street, 30th, and Arch Streets
University City Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, architects (1929–34).
53 United States Post Office-Main Branch
United States Post Office-Main Branch
September 5, 2006
2970 Market Street
University City
54 University Avenue Bridge
University Avenue Bridge
May 26, 1994
South University Avenue over the Schuylkill River
University City Extends into South Philadelphia
55 University of Pennsylvania Campus Historic District
University of Pennsylvania Campus Historic District
December 28, 1978
Roughly bounded by Hamilton Walk, South, 32nd, Walnut, 36th, Spruce, and 39th Streets
University City
56 Walnut Park Plaza Hotel
Walnut Park Plaza Hotel
May 10, 2005
6232–6250 Walnut Street
Cobbs Creek
57 West Philadelphia High School
West Philadelphia High School
December 4, 1986
4700 Walnut St.
Spruce Hill
58 West Philadelphia Streetcar Suburb Historic District
West Philadelphia Streetcar Suburb Historic District
February 5, 1998
Roughly bounded by the University of Pennsylvania campus, Woodlands Cemetery, Poweltown Avenue, 52nd Street, and Woodland Avenue
Spruce Hill
59 WFIL Studio
WFIL Studio
July 28, 1986
4548 Market Street
Spruce Hill
60 Woodland Terrace
Woodland Terrace
March 16, 1972
501–519, 500–520 Woodland Terrace
University City Samuel Sloan, architect.
61 The Woodlands
The Woodlands
December 24, 1967
40th Street and Woodland Avenue
University City Built ca. 1742, expanded 1787-90.
62 Wynnestay
December 30, 2008
5125 Woodbine Avenue
Wynnefield Built 1689, expanded 1700.

See also


  1. ^ The latitude and longitude information provided in this table was derived originally from the National Register Information System, which has been found to be fairly accurate for about 99% of listings. For about 1% of NRIS original coordinates, experience has shown that one or both coordinates are typos or otherwise extremely far off; some corrections may have been made. A more subtle problem causes many locations to be off by up to 150 yards, depending on location in the country: most NRIS coordinates were derived from tracing out latitude and longitudes off of USGS topographical quadrant maps created under the North American Datum of 1927, which differs from the current, highly accurate WGS84 GPS system used by most on-line maps. Chicago is about right, but NRIS longitudes in Washington are higher by about 4.5 seconds, and are lower by about 2.0 seconds in Maine. Latitudes differ by about 1.0 second in Florida. Some locations in this table may have been corrected to current GPS standards.
  2. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined , differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  3. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  4. ^ "The Political and Community Service Boundaries of Philadelphia" ( 
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