Philly school district puts former Peirce Elementary building up for sale

The School District of Philadelphia is selling the former W.S. Peirce Elementary School building in Center City's Graduate Hospital neighborhood.

The district is seeking $3.75 million for the four-story, 76,630-square foot Gothic Revival-style building on 33,000 square feet of land at 2400 Christian St., according to a listing from real-estate brokerage and investment firm the Flynn Co.. which is marketing the property. 

The district has sold off a number of shuttered schools in recent years, but had retained the former Peirce Elementary building in case it was needed due to an emergency or other issue at another school, spokesman Harold Whack said in an e-mail Thursday.

It was recently decided that the 1928 building, which has been vacant for about 10 years, is no longer necessary, he said. 

The property, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been shown to prospective buyers with varying ideas for redeveloping the site, Flynn broker Brendan Flynn said.