NORTHEAST MANUAL TRAINING SCHOOL

The Northeast Manual Training School also known as Edison High School is located in a violent heroin-ravaged part of Philadelphia known as the “badlands”. When it closed sometime around the year 2000 the school was ranked as the worst middle school in the city. It wasn’t always that way though… The school was built in 1903 as one of the first vocational schools in the area, a prototype design that future schools would follow. The well known school was very successful at preparing students for careers in area industry. After the vocational school moved out of the area, the school went thru several uses and name changes. As the area worsened, the school fell into corruption and neglect before the city eventually shut it down. The fate of this deserted castle is unknown.