The Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades

The Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades (HM1D5B)

Location: Media, PA 19063 Delaware County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 54.585', W 75° 25.195'

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Founded in 1888 by philanthropist Isaiah V. Williamson to teach underprivileged young men "some trade, free of expense" via a character ~ based curriculum. With trade apprenticeships disappearing in the US in the late 19th century, it was a model in vocational education. It is the only trade school in the nation providing full scholarships to all students. The campus contains the largest existing collection of buildings designed by Frank Furness.
HM NumberHM1D5B
Year Placed2013
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 3:38am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 464108 N 4417824
Decimal Degrees39.90975000, -75.41991667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 54.585', W 75° 25.195'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 54' 35.10" N, 75° 25' 11.70" W
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Area Code(s)484, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-112 S New Middletown Rd, Media PA 19063, US
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