“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Hartford in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)

Latin School

Free School


—Hartford Grammar School —

Latin School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Antonio Prats, March 6, 2010
1. Latin School Marker
Inscription. On this site, from 1869 until 1963, stood the Hartford Public High School, the second oldest secondary school in the United States. Founded in 1638 as a Latin Grammar School. It became, in 1847, the Hartford Public English and Classical High School. This memorial stone was erected by the Girls League of the Hartford Public High School on the school lawn facing Asylum Avenue in 1938 as a tercentenary commemoration of the place where thousands of Hartford's citizens had received their secondary education. A new Hartford Public High School was erected in 1962 on Forest Street near the Mark Twain memorial.
Erected by The Girls League of the Hartford Public High School.
Location. 41° 46.076′ N, 72° 41.096′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is on Farmington Ave. one mile from Asylum Ave., on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hartford CT 06105, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rodman "Columbiad" Cannon (approx. ¼ mile away); Major General Clarence Ransom Edwards DSM (approx. ¼ mile away); Orville Hitchcock Platt (approx. 0.3 miles away); Connecticut State Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Andersonville Boy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elbert Weinberg Abstract Untitled Sculpture (approx. 0.3 miles away); Joseph Roswell Hawley (approx. 0.3 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
Regarding Latin School. 1638-1938
Latin School
Free School
Hartford Grammar School
Hartford Public High School
1869 Building Erected on this Site
1877 Building Enlarged
1882 Building Destroyed by Fire
1883 Second Building Erected
1897 Second Building Enlarged
1897 Manual Training Building Erected
1914 Broad Street Building Erected
1917 Broad Street Building Enlarged
Also see . . .  School History - Harford Public High School. (Submitted on March 8, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. Colonial EraEducationNotable Buildings
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2010, by Antonio Prats of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 805 times since then and 15 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 8, 2010, by Antonio Prats of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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