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Montverde in Lake County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Montverde Academy

 
 
Montverde Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, March 11, 2014
1. Montverde Academy Marker
Inscription.  Montverde Academy was founded by Hermon Palestine Carpenter in 1912 as the Montverde Industrial School for students of limited means. A native of Boyle County, Kentucky, Carpenter (1877-1958) came to Florida in 1912 and decided to found a school at Montverde. Carpenter, like many educational reformers of the time, believed that there was a need for a “practical” type of education and established his school with the purpose of training boys and girls both in the classroom and in a trade. The school held its first day of classes on September 23, 1912, in a two-room building. Students were expected to attend classes and work on campus in various capacities, such as tending the school farm, or working in the school's broom factory or cannery to help pay their tuition. Over time, Montverde Academy slowly phased out the work requirement as it grew in recognition as a boarding and day school. In 1921, the school became known as the Montverde School, and in 1962 was renamed the Montverde Academy. It is now a prominent college preparatory boarding and day school.
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Montverde Academy Marker with part of the campus in the background image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, March 11, 2014
2. Montverde Academy Marker with part of the campus in the background
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2012 by Montverde Academy and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-759.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
 
Location. 28° 35.889′ N, 81° 40.486′ W. Marker is in Montverde, Florida, in Lake County. Marker is on 7th Street (County Road 455) south of Porter Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17235 7th St, Montverde FL 34756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harper House (approx. half a mile away); Lake Apopka Through the Years (approx. 4 miles away); Brick Road (approx. 4.9 miles away); Pounds Motor Company (approx. 5.8 miles away); Winter Garden Downtown Historic District (approx. 5.9 miles away); Lake Apopka North Shore (approx. 6.9 miles away); Farm Workers Enrich the Cultural History of Lake Apopka (approx. 6.9 miles away); Lovell's Landing at Lake Apopka (approx. 8 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 27, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 2, 2022