Herman Ridder Junior High School

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Herman Ridder Junior High School
Public School 98
A picture of an Art Deco school building
1619 Boston Road, Bronx, NY 10460

Coordinates40°50′11″N 73°53′27″W / 40.8363°N 73.8907°W / 40.8363; -73.8907Coordinates: 40°50′11″N 73°53′27″W / 40.8363°N 73.8907°W / 40.8363; -73.8907
TypeJunior High School
Opened8 September 1931 (1931-09-08)
School districtNew York City Department of Education
SuperintendentRafaela Espinal Pacheco
PrincipalMark Turcotte
Grades6-8, SE
Campus typeUrban
Communities servedMorrisania, Bronx

The Herman Ridder Junior High School (also known as Public School 98) is a middle school in the Morrisania section of the Bronx, part of the New York City Department of Education. Constructed from 1929–31, the building is a landmark Art Deco structure designed by Eric Kebbon. It is named after Herman Ridder, a prominent newspaper publisher and editor.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Bradley, Betsy (December 11, 1990). "Herman Ridder Junior High School (Public School 98)" (PDF). Landmarks Preservation Commission.
  2. ^ "J.H.S. 098". New York City Schools.
  3. ^ "Anibal Lopez". Critical Bench.