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Pleasant Plains in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Miner Teachers College

African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC

 

— 2565 Georgia Avenue, NW —

 
Miner Teachers College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
1. Miner Teachers College Marker
Inscription.  Miner Teachers College, which operated here from 1914 until 1955, was the principal school training black teachers in the city for more than 70 years. Named for Myrtilla Miner (1815-1864), a white educator who founded Miner Normal School in 1851, the school became part of the DC Public Schools system in 1879. Under the leadership of Howard University graduate Lucy Ellen Moten (1851-1933), Miner became one of the top teacher training institutions in the country. In 1955 it merged with the white Wilson Teachers College, which became part of the University of the District of Columbia in 1977.

[Image caption:]
The Miner Normal School class of 1905. Someone inked checkmarks on their heads of those who passed the course.
Photograph by Scurlock, Charles Sumner School Archives and Museum
 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the African American Heritage Trail, and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities marker series.
 
Location. 38° 55.422′ N, 77° 1.339′ 
Miner Teachers College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
2. Miner Teachers College Marker
W. Marker is in Pleasant Plains, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Georgia Avenue Northwest (U.S. 29) south of Euclid Street Northwest, on the right when traveling south. The marker is on a wall along the sidewalk in front of Miner Hall, Howard University. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2565 Georgia Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beyond the Basics (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Oliver O. Howard (about 300 feet away); Howard Hall (about 300 feet away); Merriweather Home for Children (was about 400 feet away but has been reported missing. ); The Lake So Blue (about 500 feet away); Teachers and Preachers (about 500 feet away); Howard University Gallery of Art (about 500 feet away); "Strike!" (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasant Plains.
 
Additional keywords. HBCUs
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationMan-Made Features
 
Class of '05 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
3. Class of '05
The Miner Normal School class of 1905. Someone inked checkmarks on the heads of those who passed the course.
Close-up of photo on marker
Photography by Scurlock
Miner Teachers College image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
4. Miner Teachers College
Designed by Leon E. Dessez, this building was constructed in 1913-14 as "Washington Normal School #2." It was informally known as Miner Normal School.
Miner Teachers College image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
5. Miner Teachers College
Today this colonial revival building is Miner Hall at Howard University.
Arched Dormer Window image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
6. Arched Dormer Window
Plaque on the Right of the Front Door image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
7. Plaque on the Right of the Front Door
Myrtilla Miner Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 1, 2013
8. Myrtilla Miner Plaque

Myrtilla Miner
Born 1815   Died 1864
   --------   
Established Education
For
Colored Girls
In The
Dictrict of Columbia
   --------   
This Tablet Erected
By The
Trustees Of The Miner Fund
Samuel R. Bond, President
Strive, Gratefully. image. Click for full size.
Public Domain
9. Strive, Gratefully.
Portrait of Myrtilla Miner from Ellen O'Conner's 1885 Biography.
Myrtilla Miner's Grave image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 15, 2013
10. Myrtilla Miner's Grave
Myrilla Miner
March 3, 1815.
Dec. 17, 1864.
Headstone in Oak Hill Cemetery
Founder of Miner Normal School image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 15, 2013
11. Founder of Miner Normal School
Reverse of Myrtilla Miner's Headstone in Oak Hill Cemetery
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,032 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on February 24, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on June 6, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   10, 11. submitted on January 24, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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