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The Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades

 
 
The Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, February 17, 2014
1. The Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades Marker
Inscription.
Founded in 1888 by philanthropist Isaiah V. Williamson to teach underprivileged young men “some trade, free of expense” via a character ~ based curriculum. With trade apprenticeships disappearing in the US in the late 19th century, it was a model in vocational education. It is the only trade school in the nation providing full scholarships to all students. The campus contains the largest existing collection of buildings designed by Frank Furness.
 
Erected 2013 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 54.585′ N, 75° 25.195′ W. Marker is near Media, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on South New Middletown Road (Pennsylvania Route 352), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 142 South New Middletown Road, Media PA 19063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Anna Howard Shaw (approx. 1.3 miles away); John J. Tyler Arboretum (approx. 1.4 miles away); Joshua Pusey (approx. 1.6 miles away); McCain Rally (approx. 1.6 miles away); Delaware County
The Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades Marker - Roadside image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, February 17, 2014
2. The Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades Marker - Roadside
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Delaware County Courthouse (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Delaware County Courthouse (approx. 1.6 miles away); Ronald Reagan (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Media.
 
Also see . . .
1. Williamson Free School - Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 22, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. Williamson School - Official Website. (Submitted on February 22, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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