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Christian Brothers College

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2020
1. Christian Brothers College Marker
Inscription.  At this site, on November 17, 1871, the Christian Brothers purchased what was the Memphis Female College. Brother Maurelian, who served as the first president of Christian Brothers College, along with three other Brothers and one layman, opened classes on November 20. Overcoming financial crises and yellow fever epidemics during the 1870s, Christian Brothers College continued to provide for the educational needs of Memphis at this location until 1940 when the Brothers moved Christian Brothers College to its present location on East Parkway South.
 
Erected 1985 by The Shelby County Historical Commission and Christian Brothers College.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical date for this entry is November 17, 1871.
 
Location. 35° 8.712′ N, 90° 2.409′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Adams Avenue just west of North Neely Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 616 Adams Avenue, Memphis TN 38103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mallory-Neely House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woodruff - Fontaine House
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2020
2. Christian Brothers College Marker
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(about 500 feet away); Collins Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Luke Edward Wright (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mary's Cathedral Chapel and Diocesan House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Artesian Water (approx. ¼ mile away); Chickasaw Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); Lowenstein Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Also see . . .  Christian Brothers University. From the Tennessee Encyclopedia, compiled by the Tennessee Historical Society. (Submitted on April 27, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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