Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Scranton Preparatory School
The Scranton Preparatory School, founded in 1944 by the Society of Jesus two years after the Jesuits assumed control of the University of Scranton, operated for its first seventeen years in a building on the south-west corner of Wyoming Avenue and Mulberry Street originally constructed as a private hospital. The former Thomson Hospital building was acquired by the university in 1941 and underwent substantial renovations following a major fire just before the Prep arrived. When the widening of Mulberry Street required the building's demolition in 1961, the Prep was housed for two years in the university's Old Main building on this site before moving to the school's present location at 1000 Wyoming Avenue in the fall of 1963.
October 16, 1994
Erected 1994 by Scranton Preparatory School.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education. A significant historical date for this entry is October 16, 1994.
Location. 41° 24.641′ N, 75° 39.791′ W. Marker is in Scranton Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton PA 18503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Old Main" (a few steps from this marker); Pope Saint Pius X (within shouting distance of this marker); Grand Army of the Republic Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Philip F. Brady (about 700 feet away); Abraham Lincoln (about 700 feet away); Scranton - The Electric City (about 700 feet away); Benjamin Franklin Firefighter Memorial (about 700 feet away); Masonic Temple and Scottish Rite Cathedral (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
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Also see . . . Scranton Preparatory School History. (Submitted on July 13, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.