Charles B. Lore Elementary School

Charles B. Lore Elementary School is a historic elementary school building located at Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware. It was built in 1932, and is a 2 1/2-story, "E"-shaped red brick building in the Collegiate Gothic style. It features a four-story central tower, steep pitched, slate gable roof, stone surrounds on windows and doors, and battlements above entryways. The school was named for Charles B. Lore (1831-1911). It was closed in 1981 because of declining enrollment.[2] It was later converted to an assisted living facility.

Charles B. Lore Elementary School
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Charles B. Lore School, March 2010
Charles B. Lore Elementary School is located in Delaware
Charles B. Lore Elementary School
Charles B. Lore Elementary School is located in the United States
Charles B. Lore Elementary School
LocationFourth St. and Woodlawn Ave., Wilmington, Delaware
Coordinates39°45′0″N 75°34′34″W / 39.75000°N 75.57611°W / 39.75000; -75.57611Coordinates: 39°45′0″N 75°34′34″W / 39.75000°N 75.57611°W / 39.75000; -75.57611
Area2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built1932 (1932)
Built byFrancis, William, B. and Co
ArchitectGuilbert and Betelle
Architectural styleTudor Revival, English Collegiate Gothic
NRHP reference No.83001337[1]
Added to NRHPJune 16, 1983

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Clayton McCane and Robert Briggs (January 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Charles B. Lore Elementary School". and Accompanying 16 photos