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Doylestown in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Doylestown High School

1890 - 1973

 
 
Doylestown High School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 2, 2009
1. Doylestown High School Marker
Inscription.  This plaque is dedicated to the long procession of devoted administrators, teachers, and students who constituted the School.

The School consisted of first through twelfth grade and an opportunity class now called special education.

Built 1890           Dedicated April 8, 1890
Destroyed by fire February 23, 1973

Original class bell hangs at CB West Football Field
Last graduating class 1952
Famous graduates: James Michener and Margaret Mead

Responsible for this plaque - Jim Miller, class of 1946
 
Erected 2002 by Doylestown Historical Society and Doylestown Borough Council.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1836.
 
Location. 40° 18.735′ N, 75° 7.743′ W. Marker is in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Street and Broad Street, on the right when traveling east on Court Street. Marker is east across intersection from the Bucks County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Doylestown PA 18901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William H. Eastburn III, Esquire (1932-2008) (here, next to this marker); James A. Michener (a few steps from this marker); W. W. H. Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); Bucks County (within shouting distance of this marker); Bucks County Korean War Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bucks County War Memorial (about 400 feet away); Bucks County Persian Gulf War Memorial (about 400 feet away); Bucks County World War II Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Doylestown.
 
Doylestown High School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 2, 2009
2. Doylestown High School Marker
"Look to the Future Through the Past" brick wall artwork behind marker (not a remnant of the high school wall after the fire).
Site of Doylestown Public School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 2, 2009
3. Site of Doylestown Public School Marker
Marker is at base of James Michener marker, about 30 feet east of the Doylestown High School marker.
Time Capsule Next to Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 2, 2009
4. Time Capsule Next to Marker
Buried Dec. 31, 1999.
"Look to the Future Through the Past" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 2, 2009
5. "Look to the Future Through the Past" Marker
Artist Steven Snyder. Is the partial brick wall located behind the Doylestown High School marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,463 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 9, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Picture of original class bell, currently hanging at CB West Football Field. • • Can you help?

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