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Primary Schools

Contemporary view of Martha Washington Elementary School

Contemporary photo of Martha Washington Elementary School. For all the public housing innovations and sprucing up in the Mill Creek neighborhood east of 48th Street, this landmark school serving low-income African American children remains under-resourced and under-performing.

Mill Creek Homes

The architect Louis I. Kahn’s design for Mill Creek Homes—three 17-storey high-rise buildings and a cluster of two- and three-storey low-rises—was implemented by the Philadelphia Housing Authority in the Mill Creek neighborhood beginning in 1953 and extending into the 1960s, though with reductions in Kahn’s original design. 

The Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander School, a pre-K–12 school, formed as the education hub of the West Philadelphia Initiatives.