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

Old Catholic High School

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
1. Old Catholic High School Marker
Inscription.  Site of Kentucky's only Catholic high school for blacks. It existed at this location from 1928-1958, operated by the Archdiocese of Louisville. Founded in 1921, the school was administered by pastors of St. Augustine and St. Peter Claver churches, with Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and lay staff as teachers. Desegregation led to the school's closing in 1958.
 
Erected 1986 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1793.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionEducation. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 15.186′ N, 85° 45.842′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of South 8th Street and West Liberty Street (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling south on South 8th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 428 South 8th 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
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. The Good Shepherd Order (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles W. Anderson, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Louisville Bar Association (approx. 0.2 miles away); Louisville Firefighters Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Louisville Law Enforcement Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Louis XVI (approx. ¼ mile away); City and County Named / Jefferson County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Center Street C.M.E. Church / Brown Memorial C.M.E. Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 27 times since then and 3 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 10, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
 
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Mar. 4, 2021