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Georgetown in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Academy / Masonic Hall

 
 
Academy / Masonic Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Maggie Lora, June 24, 2006
1. Academy / Masonic Hall Marker
Inscription.  In 1827 the Delaware legislature authorized a lottery for the purpose of funding the construction of “an Academy and Masonic Hall.” Land was purchased in 1840, and construction commenced the following year. The building was formally dedicated on December 28, 1842. The Georgetown Academy had a prestigious reputation and was attended by students from throughout the county. Classes at this private institution were discontinued in 1885 when a new public school was built in the town. In 1889 the Trustees of the Academy conveyed their interest in the property to Franklin Lodge No. 12. The building was remodeled to its present appearance in 1920. (Marker Number SC-95.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationFraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1811.
 
Location. 38° 41.526′ N, 75° 23.011′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of East Market Street (U.S. 9) and North Railroad
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Avenue, on the right when traveling south on East Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 151 East Market Street, Georgetown DE 19947, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wesley United Methodist (about 600 feet away); Grace United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away); Georgetown Train Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Women's Suffrage in Delaware (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Academy / Masonic Hall Marker, new color scheme in 2011 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2011
2. Academy / Masonic Hall Marker, new color scheme in 2011
Academy / Masonic Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2011
3. Academy / Masonic Hall and Marker
Academy / Masonic Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2011
4. Academy / Masonic Hall
Academy / Masonic Hall Marker seen along East Market Street , westbound US 9 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2011
5. Academy / Masonic Hall Marker seen along East Market Street , westbound US 9
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2006, by Maggie Lora of Kensington, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,112 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 1, 2006, by Maggie Lora of Kensington, Maryland.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 25, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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