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Saint Mary of the Springs Academy / Anne O'Hare McCormick 1880-1954

 
 
Saint Mary of the Springs Academy Marker (Side A) Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 15, 2009
1. Saint Mary of the Springs Academy Marker (Side A)
Inscription.
Side A:
Saint Mary of the Springs Academy
On this site stood St. Mary of the Springs Academy, a school for girls first founded by the Dominican Sisters in 1830 in Somerset, Ohio, to respond to the educational needs of frontier Catholics. The school operated in Somerset until 1866 when a devastating fire destroyed the buildings. The Sisters occupied borrowed space until Theodore Leonard, a Columbus businessman, offered them land and bricks to rebuild in Columbus. The Sisters accepted, and Leonard built St. Mary's Academy in Columbus in 1868. To reflect the natural springs on the property, “of the Springs” was added to the name. The Academy closed in 1966.

Side B:
Anne O'Hare McCormick 1880-1954
In 1937, Anne O'Hare McCormick became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for foreign correspondence. She was born in Yorkshire, England and moved to Ohio as a child. She was educated at the Academy of St. Mary of the Springs. As a freelance writer, McCormick contributed to the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, and others. She became a regular correspondent for the Times in 1922 and was the first woman to join its editorial board in 1936. As a Times correspondent in Europe during the tumultuous years before and during World War II, she conducted interviews
Anne O'Hare McCormick Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 15, 2009
2. Anne O'Hare McCormick Marker
with leaders including Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, Neville Chamberlin, Winston Churchill, and Josef Stalin.
 
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The International Paper Company Foundation, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 49-25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 59.446′ N, 82° 56.51′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of Ohio Dominican University, about 600 feet up the drive from the school entrance at the intersection of Airport Drive/Leonard Avenue and Sunbury Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2320 Airport Drive, Columbus OH 43219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spirit of the Springs (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ohio Dominican University Est. 1911 / Early Sister-Founderesses of Ohio Dominican University (about 700 feet away); Mount Vernon Community School (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bexley (approx. 1.5 miles away); Camp Bushnell
Saint Mary of the Springs Academy / Anne O'Hare McCormick Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 15, 2009
3. Saint Mary of the Springs Academy / Anne O'Hare McCormick Marker
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Bexley World War II Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); Formerly Maryland Park (approx. 1.7 miles away); Asians in the American Civil War (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ohio Dominican University website. (Submitted on March 30, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Anne O'Hare McCormick. (Submitted on March 30, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. Anne O'Hare McCormick obituary from New York Times. (Submitted on March 30, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
 
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Former Saint Mary of the Springs Academy Entrance Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 15, 2009
4. Former Saint Mary of the Springs Academy Entrance
Now the site of Ohio Dominican University.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,820 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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