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Burlington in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Eliza Greene Doane

Women's Heritage Trail

 
 
Eliza Greene Doane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, August 1, 2010
1. Eliza Greene Doane Marker
Inscription.  St. Mary's Hall was established in 1837 by the second Episcopal Bishop of New Jersey--a renowned man of letters, a rector, teacher, poet, author, host, and patriot. The fundamental purpose of the school was for the training of Christian women, while focusing on academics, discipline, fellowship, high ideals, and traditions. The moral center of this institution was "The Chapel of the Holy Innocents," designed by the architect John Notman and built in 1846.

Eliza Greene Doane was the wife of George Washington Doane and an important woman in the history of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey as well as the history of St. Mary's Hall. She brought to her marriage a substantial yearly dowry, the sum total of which she contributed to ensure the financial solvency and longevity of her husband's dream.

"...that our daughters may be as the polished corners of the temple." - G. W. Doane, 1837

St. Mary's Hall is on the New Jersey Women's Heritage Trail because of its significant contributions to the religious and social education of women spanning three centuries.

The New Jersey Women's Heritage Trail highlights
Old School Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, August 1, 2010
2. Old School Gate Marker
a collection of historic sites located around the state that represent the significant contributions women made to the history of our state. The Heritage Trail brings to life the vital role of women in New Jersey's past and present.
 
Erected by Department of Community Affairs-New Jersey Historic Trust and Department of Environmental Protection-Historic Preservation Office.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail series list.
 
Location. 40° 4.803′ N, 74° 52.002′ W. Marker is in Burlington, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Riverbank/West Delaware Avenue and Ellis Street, on the left when traveling east on Riverbank/West Delaware Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington NJ 08016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Mary's Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Founding of Burlington (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Cottage 1872 (approx. ¼ mile away); Burlington County’s Historical Downtown (approx. ¼ mile away); Engine of Industrial Progress (approx. ¼ mile
Old School Gate image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, August 1, 2010
3. Old School Gate
away); Hub of Transportation and Commerce (approx. ¼ mile away); Elias Boudinot (approx. 0.3 miles away); Free Library (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Doane Academy. (Submitted on August 2, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.)
2. Library of Congress - Historic American Buildings Survey. (Submitted on August 3, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.)
 
Doane Academy sign image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, August 1, 2010
4. Doane Academy sign
Fisk Portico Marker image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, August 1, 2010
5. Fisk Portico Marker
Fisk Portico image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, August 1, 2010
6. Fisk Portico
St Mary's Hall/Doane Academy marker image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, August 4, 2010
7. St Mary's Hall/Doane Academy marker
Chapel of the Holy Innocents image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, August 1, 2010
8. Chapel of the Holy Innocents
Memorial Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, August 1, 2010
9. Memorial Garden Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 728 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on August 5, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.   4, 5, 6. submitted on August 3, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.   7. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.   8, 9. submitted on August 3, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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