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Healy Hall

National Historic Landmark

 

— Georgetown University —

 
Healy Hall Marker - Panel 1 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, August 23, 2009
1. Healy Hall Marker - Panel 1


Inscription.  [Panel 1:]
Healy Hall
bears the name of
the Reverend Patrick F. Healy, S.J.
1834-1910
the University's twenty-ninth president
1873-1882
The first Black American to hold a doctorate and the first to serve as president of a major university in the United States,
known as Georgetown's second founder.

Father Healy — through his pioneering achievement and personal sacrifice — established this institution as a leader in American higher education.

[Panel 2:]
Healy Hall
Georgetown University
has been designated a National Historic Landmark. This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America
 
Erected 1987 by Georgetown Unviersity.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 38° 54.456′ N, 77° 
Healy Hall Marker - Panel 2 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, August 23, 2009
2. Healy Hall Marker - Panel 2
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4.355′ W. Marker is in Georgetown in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Carroll Walk south of Old N Way, on the right when traveling south. Marker panels are on either side of the northeast entrance to Healy Hall on the campus of Georgetown University. The are accessible to pedestrian visitors via the campus' east gate at 37th and O Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3700 O Street Northwest, Washington DC 20057, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. S/Sgt. Richard F. Hoffman, A.A.F. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); John Carroll (within shouting distance of this marker); America's Oldest Catholic University (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Poulton Hall (about 300 feet away); The Pilgrim (about 400 feet away); Jan Karski (n. Jan Kozielewski) (1914-2000) (about 500 feet away); Jesuit Community Cemetery (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Healy Hall. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on August 23, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

2. Patrick Francis Healy. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on August 23, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

3. Passing Free. Boston College Magazine entry:
"...That the Healys could accept a Church whose leading thinkers were convinced of the inferiority of Blacks suggests that Catholicism
Healy Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, August 23, 2009
3. Healy Hall
Built in the Flemish Romanesque style by architects Smithmeyer and Pelz, 1877-1879.
offered something to them beyond its interior spiritual reward—that they embraced it as a new public identity. And indeed, from the time of their conversion onward, the brothers consistently separated themselves from African-Americans....Black in the South, Irish in the North, the Healys slipped the bonds of race in Civil War America...." (Submitted on August 23, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

4. Healy Building. , National Register of Historic Places digital assets (Submitted on February 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Patrick Francis Healy; Irish-Americans; slavery; miscegenation; bi-racial; Healy Family of Georgia;.
 
Healy Hall - northeast entrance (Gaston Hall auditorium, upstairs) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, August 23, 2009
4. Healy Hall - northeast entrance (Gaston Hall auditorium, upstairs)
- the marker panels are visible in the shadows at the top of the steps on the left and right.
The Rev. Patrick F. Healy, S.J. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Georgetown University
5. The Rev. Patrick F. Healy, S.J.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,602 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on December 29, 2018, by Bruce Guthrie of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 23, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 17, 2022