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Site of the Rose Cottage

 
 
Site of the Rose Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, February 12, 2011
1. Site of the Rose Cottage Marker
Inscription. On this site stood Rose Cottage, “The Cradle of Gallaudet.” Originally, it was the home of William Stickney, son-in-law of Amos Kendall. A large rose garden stood between the two men’s houses so the Stickney House, with 10 rooms, became known as “Rose Cottage.” From 1864 to 1866, it was the first Gallaudet University building. It was demolished when Chapel Hall was constructed from 1867 to 1871.

Laurent Clerc Cultural Fund
Gallaudet University Alumni Association
May 1996

[Rendering of Rose Cottage]
 
Erected 1996 by Laurent Clerc Cultural Fund & Gallaudet University Alumni Association.
 
Location. 38° 54.346′ N, 76° 59.726′ W. Marker is in Gallaudet, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Lincoln Circle, South north of Florida Avenue, NE, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in the grass at the southwest corner of the Chapel Building, NHL. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington DC 20002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chapel Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (within shouting distance of
Site of the Rose Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, February 12, 2011
2. Site of the Rose Cottage Marker
(note the College Hall Building in the background, left)
this marker); Laurent Clerc (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edward Miner Gallaudet (about 300 feet away); Leonard M. Elstad (about 400 feet away); Education for All (about 500 feet away); "Ole Jim" (about 500 feet away); The Edward Miner Gallaudet Residence (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gallaudet.
 
Also see . . .
1. Amos Kendall, U.S. Postmaster General. Wikipedia biography, includes a photo of Amos Kendall. (Submitted on February 21, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

2. College Hall (1877), Gallaudet College Historic District, NHL. A Wikimedia Commons photo of College Hall. (Submitted on February 21, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. Columbia Institution for the Deaf; College Hall (1877), Gallaudet College Historic District, NHL.
 
Categories. Education
 
College Hall at left; Chapel Hall NHL to the right image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, February 12, 2011
3. College Hall at left; Chapel Hall NHL to the right
- the Site of the Rose Cottage Marker is off the driveway between the two buildings, center right.
The Rose Cottage image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 11, 2018
4. The Rose Cottage
Close-up of image on marker
Columbia Institution, 1857 image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
5. Columbia Institution, 1857
In 1857, the Rose Cottage housed the Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb. This image appears in A Biographical Sketch of the Rev. Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, LL.D., 1887 by Henry Winter Syle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 617 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 21, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on March 13, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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