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St. Mary's School

 
 
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By Michael Baker
1. St. Mary's School Marker
Inscription.  This structure, designed by Pius Daubner, was completed in 1868. It is one of the oldest Catholic school buildings in the state and the third in the history of St. Mary's. At the first school, built in 1844, laymen were the original instructors. In 1852 the "Christian Brothers" opened two classes with 180 pupils and the School Sisters of Notre Dame (a German order of teaching nuns) took charge of the girls and smaller boys. In 1855 a second school was built and used as a school, orphanage, and sisters' residence. Prior to closing in 1966, St. Mary's Commercial School for Girls was the only one if its kind in Detroit. The building is now St. Mary's Community Center.
 
Erected 1980 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L686b.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
 
Location. 42° 20.135′ N, 83° 2.588′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Monroe Avenue and St. Antoine Street
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, on the right when traveling north on Monroe Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Detroit MI 48226, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Second Baptist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Baptist Church Underground Railroad Site (about 300 feet away); St. Mary's Church (about 600 feet away); Henry the Hatter (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mary's Rectory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Detroit Cornice and Slate Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Germantown / The Harmonie Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Harmonie Club (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2017, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on March 18, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photo   1. submitted on April 5, 2017, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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