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Site of Old Houston Academy

 
 
Site of Old Houston Academy Marker - post-relocation image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, October 31, 2018
1. Site of Old Houston Academy Marker - post-relocation
Inscription. Founded 1856. Lost most of its male students to Confederate army in Civil War. In 1864-1865 building was used as an army hospital. Was site in 1867 for the lying-in-state of body of General Albert Sidney Johnston, who had lived near Houston. (A secretary of war, Republic of Texas; veteran of Black Hawk War, Texas Revolution, Mexican War; Gen. Johnston died in 1862 Civil War Battle of Shiloh.)

Became Clopper Institute, 1881. In city school system, has been known as Central High and Sam Houston High School before use as school district headquarters.
 
Erected 1965 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10690.)
 
Location. 29° 45.402′ N, 95° 21.617′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Austin Street and Rusk Street, on the left when traveling north on Austin Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 790 Austin Street, Houston TX 77002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas William House, Jr. (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Daughters of the Republic of Texas (about 800 feet away); Annunciation Church
Site of Old Houston Academy Marker - pre-relocation image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, January 20, 2013
2. Site of Old Houston Academy Marker - pre-relocation
(approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Annunciation Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christ Church Cathedral (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Home of President Sam Houston (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of General Sam Houston House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the Organization of Lady Washington Chapter, NSDAR (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
Also see . . .  Houston Academy - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on October 31, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Categories. EducationWar, US Civil
 
Site of Old Houston Academy Marker - post-relocation image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, October 31, 2018
3. Site of Old Houston Academy Marker - post-relocation
Site of Old Houston Academy Marker - pre-relocation image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, January 20, 2013
4. Site of Old Houston Academy Marker - pre-relocation
Site of Old Houston Academy Marker - pre-relocation image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, January 20, 2013
5. Site of Old Houston Academy Marker - pre-relocation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 522 times since then and 78 times this year. Last updated on October 31, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on October 31, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.   2. submitted on January 21, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   3. submitted on October 31, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.   4, 5. submitted on January 21, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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