Murrell Dobbins Career & Technical Education High School
Murrell Dobbins Career & Technical Education High School, September 2010
|Location||2150 West Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Area||2 acres (0.81 ha)|
|Architect||Irwin T. Catharine|
|Architectural style||Moderne, Art Deco|
|MPS||Philadelphia Public Schools TR|
|NRHP reference No.||88002263|
|Added to NRHP||November 18, 1988|
Murrell Dobbins Career & Technical Education High School, also known as Murrell Dobbins Vocational High School, is a historic vocational school building located in the West Lehigh neighborhood of North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the School District of Philadelphia. The building was designed by Irwin T. Catharine and built in 1936-1937. It is a six- to seven-story, 14-bay, brick building in the Moderne-style. It has a one-story, stone front building. It features brick piers with terracotta tops and the building has terra cotta trim.
The school is the home of the Mustangs and the school colors are Flame and Steel. Murrell Dobbins offers seven CTE programs: Barbering, Business Education, Commercial & Advertising Arts, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Fashion Design and Plumbing. Dobbins athletics consist of Football, Cross-Country, Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Indoor Track, Bowling, Cheerleading, Badminton, Baseball, Softball and Outdoor Track.
The namesake, Murrell H. Dobbins (1843-1917), was a New Jersey-born man who became a member of the Philadelphia school board.