John Bartram High School – Philadelphia PA

Description

John Bartram High School was constructed as a New Deal project in 1937-8. The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided a $1,001,700 grant for the project, whose total cost was $2,385,307. PWA Docket No. PA [W]1562-1

Wikipedia: “On February 5, 1939, John Bartram High School, located at the intersection of 67th Street and Elmwood Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia, opened for the first time to 1,700 students. According to a history of the school published on its 50th anniversary, the school was originally planned to be built at 74th Street and Dicks Avenue, but the site was changed before construction started. It was built to relieve overcrowding at West Philadelphia High School due to population increases in the southwest part of the city.”

Source notes

National Archives: Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 35.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bartram_High_School

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, the Evening News: November 27, 1936 (pg. 38). https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/138167799/ (accessed Mar. 2018)

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 22, 2018.

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Location Info


2401 South 67th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19142

Coordinates: 39.921816, -75.233959

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