Park View School Now Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Here’s some good news to start the week — the Park View School was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 1, 2013. The summary from the National Park Service’s Website is as follows:


The Park View School was constructed in 1916 to provide a school for the Park View community. The Park View neighborhood, adjacent to the Old Soldiers’ Home, originated in 1886 with the platting of a former estate known as “Whitney Close” into a residential subdivision. An explosion of rowhouse development in Park View came after 1904, and a new citizens’ association formed in 1908. Development was so rapid that by 1910, the Park View Citizens’ Association began demanding an elementary school for the neighborhood’ s 600 children, most of whom were pupils at the Hubbard and Petworth Schools. Although it took several years, the Citizens’ Association won a commitment for a twelve-room school, to serve some of the then 900 neighborhood children. In 1914, Municipal Architect Snowden Ashford began drawings for a sixteen-room school that was constructed and opened in 1916. The Park View School was designed in a Tudor Gothic style favored by Ashford, particularly for the city ‘s public school buildings.

NRHP Park View School

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5 Comments on “Park View School Now Listed on the National Register of Historic Places”

  1. Michael Says:

    Historic news! Congrats.

  2. FionaFranchette Says:


  3. […] staff report on the nomination that was released last week. On May 1, 2013, the neighboring Park View School was added to the National Register and in many ways the playground can be considered an extension of the school […]

  4. […] (A view of the Park View School from the west. The school was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 1, 2013) […]

  5. Fredericka Says:

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