Georgetown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
National Historic Landmark
—Georgetown University —
bares the name of
the Reverend Patrick F. Healy, S.J.
the University's twenty-ninth president
known as Georgetown's second founder.
Father Healy - through his pioneering achievement and personal sacrifice - established this institution as a leader in American higher education.
Erected 1987 by Georgetown Unviersity and the National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 38° 54.456′ N, 77° 4.355′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from O Street, NW west of 37th Street, NW. Touch for map. Marker panels are on either side of the northeast entrance to Healy Hall on the campus of Georgetown
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Carroll (within shouting distance of this marker); Restoration of Georgetown’s Call Boxes (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); America's Oldest Catholic University (about 300 feet away); Poulton Hall (about 300 feet away); The Pilgrim (about 400 feet away); Jan Karski (n. Jan Kozielewski) (1914-2000) (about 500 feet away); Jesuit Community Cemetery (about 500 feet away); La Casa Latina (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for Healy Hall. (Submitted on August 23, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Wikipedia entry for Patrick Francis Healy. (Submitted on August 23, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Passing Free. "...That the Healys could accept a Church whose leading thinkers were convinced of the inferiority of Blacks suggests that Catholicism offered something to them beyond its interior spiritual reward—that they embraced it as a new public identity. And indeed, from the time of their conversion (Submitted on August 23, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Patrick Francis Healy; Irish-Americans; slavery; miscegenation; bi-racial; Healy Family of Georgia;.
Categories. • African Americans • Education • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,369 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 23, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.