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Site of Columbia Male Academy

 
 
Site of Columbia Male Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Site of Columbia Male Academy Marker
Inscription. Trustees appointed by legislature 1792 were incorporated 1795 and served as trustees for male and female academies. School located here 1827 on land given by Gov. John Taylor. Though publicly endowed, the school was conducted as a private academy until 1883 when it was merged with public school system. Hugh S. Thompson, Governor of S. C. 1882-86, was principal of male academy 1865-80.
 
Erected 1938 by The Columbia Sesquicentennial Commission of 1936. (Marker Number 40-8.)
 
Location. 34° 0.681′ N, 81° 1.84′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Pickens Street near Laurel Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hampton - Preston House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel Thomas Taylor (about 500 feet away); Seibels House (about 500 feet away); Columbia Bible College, 1937-1960 / Westervelt Home, 1930 - 1937 (about 600 feet away); Former Site of Columbia Theological Seminary (about
Site of Columbia Male Academy Marker, looking south along Pickens Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2010
2. Site of Columbia Male Academy Marker, looking south along Pickens Street
600 feet away); Church of the Good Shepard (about 700 feet away); Original Site of Winthrop College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Taylor / Taylor Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
 
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Site of Columbia Male Academy Marker, today a city office building image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2010
3. Site of Columbia Male Academy Marker, today a city office building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 571 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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