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Dr. Jesse F. Cleveland Junior High School

 
 
Dr. Jesse F. Cleveland Junior High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2009
1. Dr. Jesse F. Cleveland Junior High School Marker
Inscription.  
Federal Works Agency
Public Works Administration
John M. Carmody
Federal Works Administrator
Franklin D. Roosevelt
President of the United States
The original site of the home of Dr. Jesse F. Cleveland, on which this building is erected, was donated to Spartanburg School District No. 34 by his heirs.
John Z. Cleveland
Robert B. Cleveland
Conrad P. Cleveland
and the heirs of
Arthur F. Cleveland
Mrs. Arthur F., Margaret G., and Jesse Franklin Cleveland

 
Erected 1939.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt series list.
 
Location. 34° 57.54′ N, 81° 56.964′ W. Marker is in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker is on Franklin Street 0.1 miles south of Howard Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spartanburg SC 29303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured
Dr. Jesse F. Cleveland Junior High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2009
2. Dr. Jesse F. Cleveland Junior High School Marker
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as the crow flies. Spartanburg Methodist College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jesse Cleveland (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Sparky" the Family Train (approx. half a mile away); Evins-Bivings House (approx. half a mile away); Peach Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wofford College (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grave of William Walker / Magnolia Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Central Methodist Church (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spartanburg.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Cleveland Junior High School
The school was built on the former site of Jesse Cleveland's home. The original school building was demolished and the current building holds Cleveland Elementary.
    — Submitted December 21, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.
 
Cleveland Elementary School image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2009
3. Cleveland Elementary School
Bon Haven image. Click for full size.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History
4. Bon Haven
In the 1880's Jesse Cleveland and his brother John built identical houses. Jesse's was located on Howard Street. Jesse Cleveland's home was torn down and the land donated to the Spartanburg school district. The above photo is of Bon Haven, John Cleveland's home, and is located on Church Sreet.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,443 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 21, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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