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

Montgomery Street School

 
 
Montgomery Street School Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
1. Montgomery Street School Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  Built in 1853, the Montgomery Street School was an educational institution for 155 years. Designed in classic Renaissance Revival style, it is a significant example of a mid-19th century educational facility. During the Civil War, it likely served as a hospital for wounded soldiers after the Battle of Perryville.

In 1929, this landmark building was renamed the Emma Dolfinger School after the noted biologist, children's health advocate, and Louisville native. It became the Portland Christian School in 1977, until it closed in 2008. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
Sponsored by the Portland Investment Initiative.

 
Erected 2017 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2522.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducationWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 16.321′ 
Montgomery Street School Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
2. Montgomery Street School Marker (Side B)
N, 85° 47.32′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Montgomery Street east of North 26th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2500 Montgomery Street, Louisville KY 40212, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. U.S. Marine Hospital (approx. ¼ mile away); Portland / Our Lady Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Grave of Steamboat Captain (approx. 0.9 miles away); Louisville to Portland Turnpike (approx. one mile away); Landmark Civil Rights Victory (approx. 1.1 miles away); I. Willis Cole, 1887-1950 / Home of I. Willis Cole (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort-on-Shore (approx. 1.4 miles away); River Navigation (approx. 1.4 miles away in Indiana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Montgomery Street School. From Kentucky Historical Society's Explore KY History program. (Submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Emma Dolfinger (1881-1927) Louisville Suffragist and Public Health Advocate. From H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online (Michigan State University Department of History). Posted October 18, 2017. (Submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

3. Asset Detail | Montgomery Street School. National Register of Historic Places registration and photographs. (Submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Montgomery Street School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
3. Montgomery Street School Marker
Marker is partially obscured by tree.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 29 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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Feb. 28, 2021