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Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Beach Institute

 
 
Beach Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 20, 2009
1. Beach Institute Marker
Inscription.  The Beach Institute began in 1867 as the first school in Savannah erected specifically for the education of African Americans. It was named for Alfred Ely Beach, benefactor and editor of Scientific American. Following the Civil War, the Freedmen's Bureau, American Missionary Society, and the Savannah Educational Association purchased land and with the labor of newly freed slaves built this school and a teachers' house on this site. The Beach Institute, birthplace of First Congregational Church and the Savannah Boys Club, closed in 1919. Operated by the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation since 1989, today the Beach Institute serves as an educational and cultural center.
 
Erected 2008 by Georgia Historical Society and Sam's Club and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (Marker Number 25-34.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 32° 4.348′ 
Beach Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
2. Beach Institute Marker
N, 81° 5.305′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of East Harris Street and Price Street, on the right when traveling west on East Harris Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Jingle Bells" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cisterns (about 800 feet away); Recreation on Crawford Square (about 800 feet away); Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Vincent's Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Duellist's Grave (approx. 0.2 miles away); Archibald Bulloch (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Beach Institute image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
3. Beach Institute
Beach Institute at E. Harris St. and Price St. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 1, 2009
4. Beach Institute at E. Harris St. and Price St.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 28, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 943 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 28, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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