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Location DB > United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > Thomas Edison High School
 Name
Thomas Edison High School
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 Database Info
created by Passenger on 9/8/2011 12:48 AM
last modified by fr00tCake on 6/2/2023 1:11 PM
 Viewability
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
Our one and only trip was on July 31, 2011. We were taking photos for an hour and we smelled smoke. A scrapper started a fire so we had to leave. Three days later, another fire and the front of the building burned. We feel cheated!

6.2.2023 - It's gone - disappeared from Google Streets sometime between 2012 and 2014. The property is now mixed use with a Family Dollar, Burger King, Little Ceasar's, and the like....
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy - it's gone
Recommendation: forget it - It's gone!
 Physical Information
Address
8th St. & Lehigh Ave.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Owner:
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • flooding
  • water
  • air quality
  • fire damage, sketchy neighborhood
  •  Interesting Features
    Amazing auditorium!
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • locked gates
  • welded doors
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1903
    Closed: 2002
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  •  Recommended Equipment

     History
    The original Edison High School building was opened in 1903 as the all male Northeast Manual Training High School located at 8th Street and Lehigh Avenue. Eventually the school became Northeast High School. The auditorium was added in 1916 and in 1936 vocational education shops and many regular classrooms were added to the original building. Renamed Julia deBurgos School.

    The school was vacated in 2002. It sat largely untouched until 2008, when scrappers and the neighborhood animals really began to rip the place apart. By 2011, it was a shell of a building; just about everything in the building was either looted or smashed. In August 2011, a 4-alarm fire ripped through the original part of the building, gutting most of the 3rd floor and severely damaging the 2nd floor.
     Media Coverage
    -----Links below this line were broken or dead on 6.2.2023-----

    http://abclocal.go...s/local&id=8286096
    http://articles.ph...es-school-building
     Future Plans
    The new owner plans to convert the rear addition to apartments and the rest of the property into a grocery store.
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    Edison School
    Thu, Sep 8th, 2011
    posted by Passenger
    5 pictures
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    12 - 01.04 - Canadian Visitation Hours
    Tue, Jan 10th, 2012
    posted by proletar1at
    6 pictures
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    Thu, Apr 24th, 2014
    posted by Amano
    10 pictures
     


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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 6/2/2023 4:24 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jun 2 23 at 16:24, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jun 2 23 at 13:11, fr00tCake changed the following: Status, Accessibility, Recommendation, Media Coverage, Description
  • on Apr 25 14 at 0:40, Steed validated this location
  • on Apr 25 14 at 0:22, Steed moved this gallery into this location
  • on May 29 13 at 1:53, blackoutangel00 changed the following: Status
  • on Jan 10 12 at 6:50, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Jan 10 12 at 4:19, proletar1at added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jan 10 12 at 4:18, proletar1at created a new gallery
  • on Jan 9 12 at 23:39, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Jan 8 12 at 5:28, Byberrian Fanman changed the following: Display Name, Owner, Street Address, History, Year Closed, Hazards, Interesting Features, Recommendation, Security Measures, Required Equipment, Media Coverage, Future Plans
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