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Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Beach Institute

 
 
Beach Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 20, 2009
1. Beach Institute Marker
Inscription. The Beach Institute began in 1867 as the first school in Savannah erected specifically for the education of African Americans. It was named for Alfred Ely Beach, benefactor and editor of Scientific American . Following the Civil War, the Freedmen's Bureau, American Missionary Society, and the Savannah Educational Association purchased land and with the labor of newly freed slaves built this school and a teachers' house on this site. The Beach Institute, birthplace of First Congregational Church and the Savannah Boys Club, closed in 1919. Operated by the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation since 1989, today the Beach Institute serves as an educational and cultural center.
 
Erected 2008 by Georgia Historical Society and Sam's Club and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (Marker Number 25-34.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 4.348′ N, 81° 5.305′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of East Harris Street and Price Street, on the right when traveling west on East Harris Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Beach Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
2. Beach Institute Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Jingle Bells" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Vincent`s Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Duellist's Grave (approx. 0.2 miles away); Archibald Bulloch (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Johnston (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph Vallence Bevan (1798-1830) (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Also see . . .  King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation Inc.,. The Beach Institute A Thumbnail History of the Beach Institute (Submitted on January 28, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Beach Institute image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
3. Beach Institute
Beach Institute at E. Harris St and Price St., Savannah image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2009
4. Beach Institute at E. Harris St and Price St., Savannah
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 827 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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