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Old Morrison / Transylvania Alumni

 
 
Old Morrison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
1. Old Morrison Marker
Inscription.  
Old Morrison
An early Greek Revival design by Kentucky architect Gideon Shryock. Trustee and teacher Henry Clay guided construction supported by bequest of Col. James Morrison. Work on building slowed by cholera epidemic of 1833. Dedication was Nov. 4, 1833. Damaged by fire 1969. Morrison was rededicated May 9, 1971. See over.

Transylvania Alumni
Jefferson Davis, John Hunt Morgan, Stephen F. Austin, Cassius M. Clay, Albert Sidney Johnston, James Lane Allen and John Fox, Jr., were students here. Among past Transylvanians are two U.S. Vice-Presidents-Richard M. Johnson and John C. Breckinridge-50 U.S. Senators, 101 Representatives, three House Speakers, 36 Governors, and 34 Ambassadors. See over.
 
Erected 1971 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1406.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 38° 3.098′ N, 84° 29.625′ 
Transylvania Alumni Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
2. Transylvania Alumni Marker
W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from West 3rd Street, near North Upper Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 West 3rd Street, Lexington KY 40508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Transylvania University (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Robert Patterson (1753-1827) / Patterson Cabin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Lane Allen (about 400 feet away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / George Shannon (about 400 feet away); Architects Shryock / Another Shryock (about 400 feet away); Transylvania Pavilion (about 500 feet away); Hunt-Morgan House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Hunt Morgan / Genetic Research (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service on the Old Morrison building as National Historic Landmark. (Submitted on July 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. ArchitectureEducation
 
Old Morrison Administration building. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
3. Old Morrison Administration building.
A National Historic Landmark
Old Morrison / Transylvania Alumni Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
4. Old Morrison / Transylvania Alumni Marker.
View of nearby map of Transylvania University campus. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
5. View of nearby map of Transylvania University campus.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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