Near Media in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades
Founded in 1888 by philanthropist Isaiah V. Williamson to teach underprivileged young men “some trade, free of expense” via a character ~ based curriculum. With trade apprenticeships disappearing in the US in the late 19th century, it was a model in vocational education. It is the only trade school in the nation providing full scholarships to all students. The campus contains the largest existing collection of buildings designed by Frank Furness.
Erected 2013 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 39° 54.585′ N, 75° 25.195′ W. Marker is near Media, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on South New Middletown Road (Pennsylvania Route 352), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 142 South New Middletown Road, Media PA 19063, 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. Anna Howard Shaw (approx. 1.3 miles away); John J. Tyler Arboretum (approx. 1.4 miles away); Joshua Pusey (approx. 1.6 miles away); McCain Rally Delaware County (approx. 1.6 miles away); Delaware County Courthouse (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Delaware County Courthouse (approx. 1.6 miles away); Ronald Reagan (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Media.
Also see . . .
1. Williamson Free School - Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 22, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. Williamson School - Official Website. (Submitted on February 22, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
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