Elizabeth Peabody School

Elizabeth Peabody School
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
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Elizabeth Peabody School is located in Chicago metropolitan area
Elizabeth Peabody School
Elizabeth Peabody School is located in Illinois
Elizabeth Peabody School
Elizabeth Peabody School is located in the United States
Elizabeth Peabody School
Location1444 W. Augusta Blvd., Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates41°53′59″N 87°39′50″W / 41.89972°N 87.66389°W / 41.89972; -87.66389Coordinates:41°53′59″N 87°39′50″W / 41.89972°N 87.66389°W / 41.89972; -87.66389
Built1894 (1894)
ArchitectW. August Fiedler
Architectural styleQueen Anne, Richardsonian Romanesque
NRHP reference No.100001923[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 26, 2017

The Elizabeth Peabody School is a historic school building at 1444 W. Augusta Boulevard in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The school opened in 1894 to serve the growing number of students in West Town, as immigration and changes to education laws had led to overcrowding at other neighborhood schools. W. August Fiedler, the chief architect of the Chicago Board of Education, designed the school. His design, one of his first after becoming chief architect, combines the utilitarian form of standardized Chicago school designs of the 1870s with elements of the Queen Anne and Richardsonian Romanesque styles. The school served students continuously from its opening until it closed in 2013.[2]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 26, 2017.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 12/22/2017 Through 12/28/2017". National Park Service. Retrieved September 24, 2019.
  2. ^ Cramer, John (April 20, 2017). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Elizabeth Peabody School" (PDF). Illinois Historic Preservation Division. Retrieved September 24, 2019.

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* E: 96.0° W

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* 1: 32.0° N
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Plaque declaring "this property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior"