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Murrell Dobbins Vocational School

Murrell Dobbins Career & Technical Education High School
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Murrell Dobbins Career & Technical Education High School, September 2010
Location 2150 West Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates

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Built 1936-1937
Architect Catharine, Irwin T.
Architectural style Moderne, Art Deco
Governing body Local
MPS Philadelphia Public Schools TR
NRHP Reference # 88002263[1]
Added to NRHP November 18, 1988

Murrell Dobbins Career & Technical Education High School, also known as Murrell Dobbins Vocational High School, is a historic vocational school building located in the West Lehigh neighborhood of North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was designed by Irwin T. Catharine and built in 1936-1937. It is a six- to seven-story, 14 bay, brick building in the Moderne-style. It has a one-story, stone front building. It features brick piers with terra cotta tops and the building has terra cotta trim.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]

The school is the home of the Mustangs and the school colors are Flame and Steel. Murrell Dobbins offers seven CTE programs: Barbering, Business Education, Commercial & Advertising Arts, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Fashion Design and Plumbing. Dobbins athletics consist of Football, Cross-Country, Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Indoor Track, Bowling, Cheerleading, Badminton, Baseball, Softball and Outdoor Track.[3]

Notable alumni

  • Hank Gathers, College Basketball Player
  • Gregory "Bo" Kimble, NBA player.[4]
  • Dawn Staley, Head Coach of Women's Basketball at University of South Carolina, 3-Time Olympian
  • Doug Overton, Retired professional basketball player and current head coach of the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League.
  • Jami M. Valentine, Ph.D., Physicist, first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. in Physics from Johns Hopkins University. Dobbins class of 1992.[5]

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (SEARCHABLE DATABASE). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Jefferson M. Moak (May 1987). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: Murrell Dobbins Vocational School" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  3. Murrell Dobbins Career and Technical Education High School website
  4. "Bo Kimble". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  5. "Jami Valentine". 



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