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Falls Church, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jefferson Institute

 
 
Front Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 12, 2007
1. Front Side of Marker
Inscription. (Front Side Text): In 1875, citizens of newly chartered town subscribed to build school, as classes were held in Baptist Church, in 1880 Joseph Birch donated land (a part of 1837 24.5-acre Kidwell grant) specifying it always must be used for education. In 1882 Jefferson Institute opened as county primary school in this 2-story brick building with belfry, 6 classrooms and 3 teachers. In 1926, Jefferson became town high school, and reverted to grade school when a new county administered Falls Church High School opened in 1945. Jefferson converted to offices in 1956; Demolished in 1958.
 
Erected by City of Falls Church.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, City of Falls Church marker series.
 
Location. 38° 52.776′ N, 77° 10.009′ W. Marker is in Falls Church, Virginia. Marker is on East Broad Street (State Highway 7), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located at the entrance to the Don Frady City Park. Marker is in this post office area: Falls Church VA 22046, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Birch House (a few steps from this marker); Turnpike Tollgate (about 400 feet away, measured in
Back Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 12, 2007
2. Back Side of Marker
a direct line); Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); Wren’s Tavern (about 600 feet away); Columbia Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harriet and George Brice (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dulin Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Henry Fairfax (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Falls Church.
 
More about this marker. The back of the marker displays a drawing of Jefferson Institute.
 
Also see . . .  The Virginia Arbor Day Commons at Frady Park. (Submitted on October 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Education
 
Marker Near the Site of Jefferson Institute image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 12, 2007
3. Marker Near the Site of Jefferson Institute
The two brick public school was torn down in 1958. The site is now part of the Donald S. Frady Park.
Jefferson Institute image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 28, 2014
4. Jefferson Institute
The Jefferson Institute as it appeared in 1891 once stood on the 300 block of E. Broad Street. Three teachers who each taught several subjects provided instruction for middle to high school level grades. Image courtesy of Mary Riley Styles Public Library, Falls Church Virginia.
Close-up of photo in the window of the CVS pharmacy on Broad Street.
Jefferson Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 3, 2015
5. Jefferson Institute Marker
The reverse of the marker is to the far left, the Donald S. Frady Park to the left.
Donald S. Frady Park image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 3, 2015
6. Donald S. Frady Park
Contributed by the many
Citizens and Businesses
to which
Donald S. Frady
Unselfishly gave
His time and assistance
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,828 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5, 6. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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