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Scranton Preparatory School (International Correspondence School)

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International Correspondence School
1921, W. Scott Collins; 2005–2007 wings, Hemmler+Camayd. Wyoming Ave. at Ash St.
  • (Photo by William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (Photo by William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (Photograph by William E. Fischer, Jr. )
  • (Photograph by William E. Fischer, Jr. )

This was the second headquarters of the pioneering mail-order instructional school ( LK15). Its source is the familiar crenellated Tudor Revival tower of England's Hampton Court, rendered here in buff brick. Cousins of the building can be found across the city, from North Scranton Junior High School (1922, Sinclair and Gregg) at 1539 N. Main Street to a miniature version in the John J. Audubon School (1910, Snyder and Ward) at 1801 Mulberry Street in the Hill.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Scranton Preparatory School (International Correspondence School)", [Scranton, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 491-491.

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