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St. Peter Claver Catholic Church and School

 
 
St. Peter Claver Catholic Church and School Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
1. St. Peter Claver Catholic Church and School Marker
Inscription. This African-American parish began in 1888 and was named St. Peter Claver in 1903, in honor of the Patron Saint of Negro Missions. The current school, convent, and rectory were built here after the parish moved from Pio Nono Avenue in 1913. The church was built in 1928. This was one of two campuses in Georgia funded by Mother Katherine Drexel (later canonized Saint Katherine Drexel), staffed by her Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (SBS), and built by Father Ignatius Lissner and the Society of African Missions Fathers (SMA). The SMA operated the parish from 1913-1970, and the SBS staffed the school from 1915-2003.
 
Erected 2008 by Georgia Historical Society and St. Peter Claver Catholic Church and School. (Marker Number 11-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 50.629′ N, 83° 38.957′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is on Ward Street 0.1 miles north of Vineville Avenue (U.S. 41), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 131 Ward Street, Macon GA 31204, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vineville United Methodist Church
St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, School, and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 8, 2009
2. St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, School, and Marker
The marker can barely be seen to the left in the photo
(about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site: Wesleyan College (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wesleyan College (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mercer University (approx. 0.9 miles away); Birthplace of Sidney Lanier (approx. 0.9 miles away); General Edward Dorr Tracy, Jr. (approx. one mile away); Alfred Holt Colquitt (approx. one mile away); The First Baptist Church of Christ (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Macon.
 
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