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Haines Normal and Industrial Institute

 
 
Haines Normal and Industrial Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 25, 2010
1. Haines Normal and Industrial Institute Marker
Inscription. Established by influential educator Lucy Craft Laney, the Haines Normal and Industrial Institute was chartered in 1886 and grew to include a Kindergarten to Junior College curriculum, the Lamar School of Nursing, and a teacher training program. Named for benefactor Francine Haines, the Institute also served the African-American community as cultural center before its replacement in 1949 with the present Laney High School. The Cauley-Wheeler Building (1924), located in the center of campus, housed the primary school and was named for philanthropist Alice Wheeler of New York and her nurse Mary Cauley, a Lamar graduate. It is the last remaining building from the original Haines campus.
 
Erected 2009 by Georgia Historical Society and the Haines Alumni Association, Inc. (Marker Number 121-14.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 28.008′ N, 81° 58.929′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Laney Walker Boulevard near Phillips Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Haines Normal and Industrial Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 25, 2010
2. Haines Normal and Industrial Institute Marker
distance of this marker. Dr. John M. Tutt (a few steps from this marker); Lucy Craft Laney (within shouting distance of this marker); John McClinton Tutt (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stoney Nurses Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Medical College of Georgia (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Augusta Canal (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Walton (approx. half a mile away); Meadow Garden (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
Also see . . .  Lucy Craft Laney (1854-1933) - New Georgia Encyclopedia entry. The founder and principal of the Haines Institute in Augusta for fifty years (1883-1933), Lucy Craft Laney is Georgia's most famous female African American educator. (Submitted on August 24, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Haines Normal and Industrial Institute ; today, Lucy Craft Laney High School image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 25, 2010
3. Haines Normal and Industrial Institute ; today, Lucy Craft Laney High School
Haines Normal and Industrial Institute Marker, looking west along Laney Walker Boulevard image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 25, 2010
4. Haines Normal and Industrial Institute Marker, looking west along Laney Walker Boulevard
Haines Normal and Industrial Institute Marker, looking east along Laney Walker Boulevard image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 25, 2010
5. Haines Normal and Industrial Institute Marker, looking east along Laney Walker Boulevard
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,425 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 24, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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