[Forest Combined Grammar, Secondary and Primary School]
Forest Combined Grammar, Secondary and Primary School,/Falls of Schuylkill./Twenty-eighth Section.
Local ID #: 455
Custis, John Trevor. The Public Schools of Philadelphia, Historical, Biographical, Statistical. Philadelphia: Burk & McFetridge Co., 1897.,
CRAWFORD ST near KRAIL ST
(Falls of Schuylkill)
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Why are there multiple addresses or locations listed?
The school was in two buildings and one of the first established schools of the twenty-eighth section, which was formed in 1868. This building was within the twenty-eighth section: "Up to the close of 1896, when the Twenty-eighth Ward was divided, its boundaries were from Broad Street and Susquehanna Avenue to Germantown Avenue, to Roberts Avenue, to Wissahickon Avenue, to School Lane, to the Schuylkill River, to Susquehanna Avenue, to Broad Street. When the ward was divided Lehigh Avenue was made the separating line, and the northern of the two parts became the Thirty-eighth Ward, while the other remained the Twenty-eighth," (Curtis, p. 453).
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