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Hammond in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Friendship Circle

 
 
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April 22, 2017
1. Friendship Circle Marker
Inscription. Friendship Circle, designed by Edward Avery McIlhenny, Tabasco entrepreneur and naturalist, serves as the focus of a landscape plan created for the Art Deco buildings that transformed a family farm into a modern college campus between 1939 nd 1941.

A grant from the Federal Emergency Relief Administration for Public Works, part of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal and administered by Governor Richard W. Leche's administration, provided funding for the project.

The circle takes its name from the stately Friendship Oak, which anchors its east end. The Class of 1956 planted the live oak to the west, grown from a Friendship Oak acorn. A magnolia tree, planted in the 1970s, occupies the center of the circle and commemorates the founders of Phi Mu Fraternity.
 
Erected by Southeastern Louisiana University.
 
Location. 30° 30.729′ N, 90° 28.052′ W. Marker is in Hammond, Louisiana, in Tangipahoa Parish. Marker is on Western Avenue 0.2 miles west of North Oak Street, in the median. Touch for map. Located in Friendship Circle. Marker is in this post office area: Hammond LA 70402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of 1st Classroom Bldg. (within shouting
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April 22, 2017
2. Friendship Circle Marker
Looking West
distance of this marker); Grace Memorial Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); City Of Hammond (approx. half a mile away); Mt. Vernon Walnut (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hammond Junior College (approx. 0.7 miles away); Peter Hammond (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Republic of West Florida (approx. 2.4 miles away); PFC Raymond "Mike" Clausen, Jr. (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hammond.
 
Categories. EducationHorticulture & Forestry
 
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April 22, 2017
3. Friendship Circle Marker
Back of marker, looking east
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April 22, 2017
4. Friendship Circle Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 188 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 22, 2017.
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