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Morton-Finney House

 
 
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 19, 2019
1. Morton-Finney House Marker
Inscription.  John Morton-Finney (1889-1998) educator, lawyer, and humanitarian, was born in Kentucky to a former slave. Morton-Finney was a Buffalo Soldier in World War I, a teacher at historically black colleges, and taught Greek, Latin, German, Spanish, and French in Indianapolis Public School system, including the Crispus Attucks High School. He earned 12 college degrees including a Law degree from the IU School of Law. He earned his final degree at the age of 75. Dr. Morton-Finney practiced law until the age of 106 and died at the age of 108.
 
Erected by Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation.
 
Location. 39° 46.42′ N, 86° 11.049′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. It is in Downtown. Marker is on West Vermont Street west of Limestone Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1320 West Vermont Street, Indianapolis IN 46202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. Clarke House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ransom House (within shouting distance of this marker); Fox House (within shouting distance of this marker); Hardrick House (within shouting distance of this marker); Rubins House (within shouting distance of this marker); McCormick House (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery House (within shouting distance of this marker); Orvis House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
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Morton-Finney House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 19, 2019
2. Morton-Finney House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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May. 19, 2024