Demolition of Wilson School building at 46th and Woodland underway

July 31, 2017

Demolition of the Alexander Wilson School at 46th and Woodland is well underway, and the University of the Sciences expects to have a new residence hall and courtyard complex there by the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.

The Wilson school was one of more than two dozen public schools closed in recent years. The USciences bought the building and land in the fall of 2014 for a reported $2 million. The university unveiled plans in the spring of 2016 for a 4- to 5-story dormitory over ground-floor retail and an open courtyard along Woodland Avenue (see rendering).

Photos West Philly Local


2 Comments For This Post

  1. Phillynative Says:

    Sad, all this money this city is producing and they close down schools. Sad

  2. goldenmonkey Says:

    You’d rather the city continued to maintain a 1/2 filled school that’s falling apart at the seams rather than consolidate, sell the property for redevelopment, and reinvest the profit into a full school? You DON’T want kids to have computers and new books? Why don’t you want them to have nice schools with good things?

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