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Hill School

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19th century and later. 870 Beech St.

Pottstown's most notable assemblage of buildings is the campus of Hill School, founded in 1851. Historic photographs show buildings with massive industrial chimneys that may have been the work of Frank Furness (demolished). Early-twentieth-century buildings are by the Hewitt brothers, with later buildings by the architects of many schools and colleges of the region, including Hewitt and Ash, and Charles Z. Klauder, who designed the Harry Elkins Widener Gymnasium and the Science Building in 1931 using Day and Klauder's by then familiar Art Deco–adapted Gothic with narrow vertical window groupings and tall slate roofs.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas



  • 1800


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George E. Thomas, "Hill School", [Pottstown, 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, 205-205.

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