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Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Presentation Academy

 
 
Presentation Academy Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
1. Presentation Academy Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  The city's first Catholic school and Louisville's oldest existing school, founded 1831, by Mother Catherine Spalding. Recognized as co-founder of Sisters of Charity of Nazareth with Bishop J. B. David, she began a hospital and city's first orphan asylum at school's original site on Fifth St. during the 1830s cholera epidemic.

The actress Mary Anderson attended classes at Presentation Academy in the 1870s. In 1892, the Sisters bought Thomas Jacobs house on this site. The new Presentation, erected in 1893 and designed by D.X. Murphy in Richardsonian Romanesque style, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It observed school's sesquicentennial in 1981.
In Memory of Joe Valla by Marlene Valla Bohn.

 
Erected 1981 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1702.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation.
 
Location. 38° 14.529′ N, 85° 45.54′ 
Presentation Academy Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
2. Presentation Academy Marker (Side B)
W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on South 4th Street north of West Breckinridge Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 861 South 4th Street, Louisville KY 40203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Immanuel Baptist Church / First Christian-Lampton Baptist (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbia Gym (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Calvary Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away); First Unitarian Church (about 700 feet away); Murray Atkins Walls Civil Rights Pioneer (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Denison Prentice (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seelbach-Parrish House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Noted School Site (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Asset Detail | Presentation Academy. National Register of Historic Places registration and photographs. (Submitted on December 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. About Us. From school website. (Submitted on December 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Presentation Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
3. Presentation Academy Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on December 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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