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Sedalia in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Charles W. Eliot Hall

1934

 
 
Charles W. Eliot Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Jordan, January 1, 2011
1. Charles W. Eliot Hall Marker
Inscription.  Eliot Hall, named in honor of noted educator Charles W. Eliot (1834-1926), was the school's main dormitory for boys. The structure was built in 1934 and is similar in style to Galen Stone Hall for girls on the opposite end of the Palmer campus.

Eliot, president of Harvard University from 1869 to 1909, was one of the most influential American educators of his day. He supported universal education and social mobility regardless of race.

Although never a large financial contributor to Palmer, his endorsement of Brown's school secured hundreds of friends and thousands of dollars.

 
Erected by Division of State Historic Sites and Properties.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1934.
 
Location. 36° 4.064′ N, 79° 37.469′ W. Marker is in Sedalia, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker can be reached from US Highway 70. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6136 Burlington Road, Sedalia NC 27342, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
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marker. Carrie M. Stone Cottage 1948 (within shouting distance of this marker); Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); The Origins of Palmer Memorial Institute (within shouting distance of this marker); Canary Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Meditation Altar (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, 1883 - 1961 (about 400 feet away); In Memory of Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sedalia.
 
Charles W. Eliot Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Jordan, January 1, 2011
2. Charles W. Eliot Hall Marker
Charles W. Eliot Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Jordan, June 4, 2011
3. Charles W. Eliot Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2011, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. This page has been viewed 542 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 17, 2011, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A..   3. submitted on June 4, 2011, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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