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William Penn High School demolition begins

By Brianna Spause on Dec 4, 2015 03:35 PM

William Penn High School is finally coming down. A walk or drive past the site, which covers nine acres in North Philadelphia, is a reminder that the fight to save and revitalize William Penn is really over.

Community leaders, education activists, William Penn alumni, and some District officials fought long and hard to save the historic North Philadelphia school. Former Superintendent Arlene Ackerman even promised that the school would reopen as a career and technical education school after the School Reform Commission had already voted in 2009 to shutter the building.

But all of these efforts failed, and the school was permanently closed in 2010 and sold to Temple University for $15 million in 2014. The first phase of demolition of the building, at Broad and Thompson Streets, began in October. 

Temple has reported that the university plans to level the school in two phases. Phase 1 will include demolishing the east side of the campus by February 2016. Temple Athletics will redevelop the space into an athletic complex that will house soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, and track and field teams by the fall 2016 season. Two fields, a small locker room, and bleachers will also fill the space.

Phase 2 will include removal of the west side of the campus, which faces Broad between Master and Thompson Streets. The university has not yet released specific details, but they plan to partner with the Laborers’ District Council (LDC) Education and Training Apprenticeship Fund to redevelop the space into an adult job-training academy focused on the construction trade.

Brianna Spause is an intern at the Notebook.

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Submitted by Ms. Mattie Davis (not verified) on December 6, 2015 4:00 am

I wonder what Dr. Ruth Wright Hayre would say about this. I wonder how she would have reacted to this proposal. I wonder if her voice would have been heard. I also wonder if some type of historical marker will allow future citizens to learn something about the significance of that school.

Submitted by Rich Migliore (not verified) on December 7, 2015 7:56 am

Thank you. A while back I drove past my beloved University City H. S. to find it reduced to rubble with just a few broken pillars of brick still standing. Symbolically, it looked like a war zone of bombed out buildings or an ancient Roman ruin of a once great civilization.

UCHS was born out of the Civil Rights Movement and it died out of the siege on public schools and the anti-civil rights movement of the corporate raid on the rights of Americans and our schools. I lived and worked there for 20 years, my first 20 years as a teacher and teacher leader. It was the best years of my life because it was my family of friends and colleagues, who shared with me the birth and life of my own children over those years. 

During its short life, Uni as we call it, lived a vibrant life with thousands of Great students who struggled to make a good life for themselves and get a good education, and hundreds of Great teachers and educators who walked its hallways and classrooms. Its first principal, Dr. Davis B. Martin, was one of the Greatest men I have ever been privileged to come to know and he is still a friend today who had, over those years and beyond, influenced my life in a profound way.

William Penn, I am sure had a similar history with the magic which occurs between students and caring teachers. We should never forget Our History and those Great educators who came before.

Those calling the shots today, just do not understand the importance of a school as part of its local community and the vibrancy of that community. One must "live it" to fully understand it.

Submitted by Betsy Wice (not verified) on December 7, 2015 8:06 pm

Rich (and others): see http://thenotebook.org/blog/091187/what-would-ruth-wright-hayre-say, for a fine article on Ruth Wright Hayre and the history disrespected by the wrecking ball this week.

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