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Site of the Reynolds Presbyterian Academy

 
 
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By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
1. Site of the Reynolds Presbyterian Academy Marker
Inscription. Founded on counsel of the Rev. French McAfee; named in honor of pioneer rancher, Barber Watkins Reynolds (d. 1882). The Reynolds Presbyterian Academy opened in 1898, with classes meeting in a vacant storehouse. A Richardsonian Romanesque-style building was finished and occupied 1899, and a dormitory added in 1907. Dramas, lectures, musicales drew patrons from a large region. In 1909, the school became a college; closed about 1915. Reynolds Presbyterian Orphanage used the plant in 1916-23. Site was sold and the fine masonry building razed in 1928.
 
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4879.)
 
Location. 32° 43.793′ N, 99° 17.96′ W. Marker is in Albany, Texas, in Shackelford County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Avenue B and N. 2nd Street, on the right when traveling south on N. Avenue B. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albany TX 76430, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trinity Episcopal Church (a few steps from this marker); First United Methodist Church of Albany (approx. 0.2 miles away); The H.C. Jacobs House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ledbetter Picket House
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By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
2. Site of the Reynolds Presbyterian Academy Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Ledbetter Salt Works CSA (approx. 0.3 miles away); Texas Central Railway Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Griffin Fandangle (approx. 0.3 miles away); City of Albany (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Albany.
 
Also see . . .  Reynolds Presbyterian College. From the Texas State Historical Association's "Handbook of Texas Online". (Submitted on April 18, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
Site of the Reynolds Presbyterian Academy image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
3. Site of the Reynolds Presbyterian Academy
Now occupied by Trinity Episcopal Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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