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Manassas 1909

Manassas Industrial School for Colored Youth Dairy Barn

 

Agricultural Pursuits

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 30, 2019
1. Manassas 1909 Marker
Inscription.  The Manassas Industrial School for Colored Youth, founded by Jennie Dean and chartered in 1893 as a private residential school for African-American children, provided academic and vocational training in a Christian setting. By 1909, students had built a new model barn and silo on this site to care for livestock properly and to handle milk and milk products in the most sanitary way. By 1915, students were taking animal husbandry and farm management classes. "The success of agricultural pursuits must more and more depend upon a definite course of instruction," said the school's 1916 report.
 
Erected by Manassas Museum System, City of Manassas.
 
Location. 38° 44.794′ N, 77° 29.265′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Prince William Street just from Wellington Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9601 Prince William Street, Manassas VA 20110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hackley Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Carnegie Building (within shouting distance
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 30, 2019
2. Manassas 1909 Marker
of this marker); Charter Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); The Manassas Industrial School / Jennie Dean Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Campus Model (within shouting distance of this marker); Wartime Manassas (within shouting distance of this marker); Jennie Dean / Charter Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Jane Serepta Dean (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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