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The Parsonage / Miss Izard's School

 
 
The Parsonage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
1. The Parsonage Marker
Inscription.
The Parsonage
“The Parsonage,” the home of Rev. James B. Middleton (1839-1918), stood here at 5 Short Court (now President’s Place) until 1916. Middleton and his siblings, born slaves, were taught to read and write by their father, Rev. James C. Middleton (1790-1889). After the Civil War the elder Middleton, his son Rev. Abram Middleton (1827-1901), and Rev. James B. Middleton organized and served as pastors of many Methodist churches in the lowcountry.

Miss Izard's School
This house, the home of the Frazer and Izard families, was built at 7 Short Court (now President’s Place) by 1872. Anna Eliza Izard (1850-1945), niece of Revs. James B. and Abram Middleton, was a graduate of the Avery Normal Institute and taught school here for many years. Mamie Garvin Fields (1888-1987), a Middleton descendant, described life at 5 & 7 Short Court in Lemon Swamp and Other Places (1983).
 
Erected 2004 by The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture. (Marker Number 10-44.)
 
Location. 32° 47.274′ N, 79° 57.075′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on President Place near President Street, on the left
Miss Izard's School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
2. Miss Izard's School Marker
when traveling west. Touch for map. Although once a thru street with US 17 (Clark Expressway), today President's Place is barricaded at US 17...no access. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 President’s Place, Charleston SC 29403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Septima P. Clark Expressway (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cannon Street Hospital / McClennan Banks Memorial Hospital (about 500 feet away); Burke High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Burke High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); United Order of Tents Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cannon Street Y (approx. 0.4 miles away); Calvary Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Jonathan Jasper Wright (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
The Parsonage / Miss Izard's School Marker, looking east along President’s Place image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
3. The Parsonage / Miss Izard's School Marker, looking east along President’s Place
The Parsonage / Miss Izard's School ,7 President’s Place image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2, 2011
4. The Parsonage / Miss Izard's School ,7 President’s Place
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 931 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 9, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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