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University in Lafayette County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Barnard Observatory

 
 
Barnard Observatory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
1. Barnard Observatory Marker
Lower plate reads: Placed by Oxford Rotary 1992.
Inscription. Built 1857-59 by Chancellor F.A.P. Barnard, the Observatory housed the Physics and Astronomy Department until 1939 and was the home of chancellors until 1971. The West Wing, called McCain Hall, was used by the NROTC, 1947-89. The Observatory was restored in 1990-92 for the Center for the Study of Southern Culture.
 
Erected 1992 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 34° 22.001′ N, 89° 31.984′ W. Marker is in University, Mississippi, in Lafayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Sorority Row and Student Union Drive on Sorority Row. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Sorority Row, University MS 38677, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Society Of Professional Journalists Historic Site in Journalism (within shouting distance of this marker); Documenting the Blues (within shouting distance of this marker); "Dead House" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Chapel (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct
Barnard Observatory building. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
2. Barnard Observatory building.
line); Ventress Hall (about 500 feet away); Lyceum — The Circle Historic District (about 600 feet away); To Our Confederate Dead (about 600 feet away); The Lyceum (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University.
 
More about this marker. The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) adjoins the City of Oxford.
 
Also see . . .  Barnard Observatory - University website. (Submitted on April 14, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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East side of Barnard Observatory building. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
3. East side of Barnard Observatory building.
Area view of Barnard Observatory & marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
4. Area view of Barnard Observatory & marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 152 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 14, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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