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St. Vincent`s Academy

 
 
St. Vincent`s Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
1. St. Vincent`s Academy Marker
Inscription. The Convent and Academy of Saint Vincent dePaul was opened in June, 1845. Sisters of Mercy from Charleston, S.C., under the leadership of Mother Vincent Mahoney, began a boarding school, orphanage, day school and free school. St. Vincent`s Convent became an independent Motherhouse within two years, and from here over 20 schools, hospitals, and orphanages were founded throughout Georgia. Early foundations continuing to give service include: St. Joseph`s Hospital and St. Mary`s Home, Savannah (1875), and St. Joseph`s Hospital (1880).

Records attest to bravery and heroic service rendered by the Sisters of Mercy during the yellow fever epidemics of 1853, 1876, and 1878, and to their care for the wounded and suffering during the Civil War. Students at St. Vincent`s include Winnie and Jeff Davis, children of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

Noted architect, Charles B. Cluskey, designed the Convent and Academy building. The style is Greek Revival.

Heritage Hall in the original building recalls for today`s young women St. Vincent`s tradition of educational excellence.
 
Erected 1983 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 025-93.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location.
Academy of Saint Vincent image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
2. Academy of Saint Vincent
32° 4.439′ N, 81° 5.469′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of East Liberty Street and Abercorn Street,, on the right when traveling east on East Liberty Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 East Liberty Street, Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. Denis N. Cottineau (1745-1808) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Captain Denis Cottineau De Kerloguen (about 400 feet away); Edward Greene Malbone (1777-1807) (about 500 feet away); James Johnston (about 500 feet away); Andrew Low House (about 500 feet away); Joseph Vallence Bevan (1798-1830) (about 500 feet away); Col. James S. McIntosh (1784-1847) (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Regarding St. Vincent`s Academy. St. Vincent's Academy (also referred to as SVA) is a private, Catholic, all-female high school located in downtown Savannah, Georgia, within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah.
It was founded in 1845 by the Sisters of Mercy. It enrolls about 350 girls in grades 9–12.
 
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St. Vincent`s Academy Front door view image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
3. St. Vincent`s Academy Front door view
St. Vincent`s Academy Marker, at right image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. St. Vincent`s Academy Marker, at right
Wall Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
5. Wall Plaque
"This Structure has been recorded by the Historic American Building Survey of the United States Department Of Interior for its archives at the Library Of Congress"
St. Vincent`s Academy Marker image. Click for more information.
Historic American Buildings Survey
6. St. Vincent`s Academy Marker
Historic American Engineering Record HABS GA,26-SAV,81-2
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