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Manassas, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Charter Cottage

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 30, 2019
1. Charter Cottage Marker
Inscription.  The building known as the Charter Cottage was already on this site when the Manassas Industrial School opened in 1894. Classes were held here during the first academic year until the completion of Howland Hall, and the Charter Cottage became a dormitory. Eventually the campus contained four frame houses used as dwellings: Charter Cottage (students and teachers). Orchard cottage (school farm manager), Roof-Tree Cottage (Principal's home), and a Black Cottage (built as a student project as the Treasurer's home).

In October 1894 school was opened in the dwelling house (Charter Cottage) as Howland Hall was not completed. There were six pupils to open with, but the number soon increased to seventy-five. (The) instructors gave the first year of their work, only receiving their board in return.
Jennie Dean, recalling the school's beginning
 
Location. 38° 44.806′ N, 77° 29.252′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia. Marker is on Prince William Street just west of Wellington Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or
Charter Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 30, 2019
2. Charter Cottage Marker
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 (a few steps from this marker); Jennie Dean / Charter Cottage (a few steps from this marker); Wartime Manassas (within shouting distance of this marker); Manassas 1909 (within shouting distance of this marker); Jane Serepta Dean (within shouting distance of this marker); Campus Model (within shouting distance of this marker); Carnegie Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Manassas Industrial School / Jennie Dean Memorial (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 43 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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