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Convent of the Holy Names

Academy of the Holy Names

 

Oldest School In Tampa

 
Convent of the Holy Names Marker image. Click for full size.
By Fr. Len Plazewski, December 1, 2010
1. Convent of the Holy Names Marker
Inscription.  At midnight, July 18, 1881, two sisters, Marie Augustin, Marie Maurice of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, arrived in Tampa from Key West to establish a Catholic school. “They came empty handed,” the first money was raised from the soldiers at Fort Brooke. In September the school was started in a former gunsmith shop on Zack St. By 1891, the school was located in a majestic building at Twiggs and Marion Streets. In 1928, the Academy of the Holy Names was moved to its present location on Bayshore Boulevard.
 
Erected by Academy of the Holy Names Foundation with the cooperation of the Tampa Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 27° 54.901′ N, 82° 29.5′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on Bayshore Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located on Bayshore Boulevard in front of the Academy of the Holy Names. Touch for map
Academy of the Holy Names Marker image. Click for full size.
By Fr. Len Plazewski, December 1, 2010
2. Academy of the Holy Names Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3319 Bayshore Blvd, Tampa FL 33629, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roosevelt Elementary School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Congregation Rodeph Sholom (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battlefield (approx. 1.4 miles away); Congregation Schaari Zedek (approx. 1.6 miles away); Kate Jackson Recreation Center (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hyde Park's Bungalow Terrace (approx. 1.7 miles away); Old Hyde Park (approx. 1.8 miles away); Alfred Reuben Swann (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
Academy of the Holy Names image. Click for full size.
By Fr. Len Plazewski, January 13, 2010
3. Academy of the Holy Names
Academy of the Holy Names image. Click for full size.
By Fr. Len Plazewski, December 1, 2010
4. Academy of the Holy Names
Academy of the Holy Names from Bayshore Blvd image. Click for full size.
By Fr. Len Plazewski, December 1, 2010
5. Academy of the Holy Names from Bayshore Blvd
Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher Chapel (AHN Tampa) image. Click for full size.
By Fr. Len Plazewski, January 13, 2010
6. Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher Chapel (AHN Tampa)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2010, by Fr. Len Plazewski of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,093 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 1, 2010, by Fr. Len Plazewski of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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