Also known as: Kenderton School No. 2 (1899)
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[Kenderton Combined Grammar, Secondary and Primary School]
Kenderton Combined Grammar, Secondary and Primary School,/Fifteenth and Ontario Streets./Twenty-eighth Section./(From an old wood cut.)
Local ID #: 463
Custis, John Trevor. The Public Schools of Philadelphia, Historical, Biographical, Statistical. Philadelphia: Burk & McFetridge Co., 1897., p. 453-454, 463


  • Project Status: Built
  • Building Type: school


NW corner of N 15TH ST and W ONTARIO ST
Philadelphia, PA

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The school was one of the first to be established when the twenty-eighth section 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," (Custis, p. 453).

"When the Twenty-eighth Section was formed in 1868, the Forest, Kenderton and Glenwood were the only schools within its boundaries that are still in existence under the same names . . ."Custis, p. 454.

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