“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Saint Cecilia Academy

Saint Cecilia Academy - Front image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
1. Saint Cecilia Academy - Front
Inscription. The name Saint Cecilia, patroness of music was chosen for a grammar and high school for girls, opened in October 1860 by four Sisters who had moved to this site from Saint Mary's Convent, Third Order of Saint Dominic, Somerset, Ohio on August 17, 1860. The central building was completed in 1862, the west wing in 1880, and the east wing in 1913.
Erected 1971 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 47.)
Location. 36° 11.246′ N, 86° 48.004′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of Dominican Drive and Athens Way, on the right when traveling east on Dominican Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37208, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Temple Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Freeland's Station (approx. 0.7 miles away); Assumption Church / Cardinal Stritch (approx. one mile away); Adolphus Heiman (approx. 1.1 miles away); Germantown Historic District
Saint Cecilia Academy - Back image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. Saint Cecilia Academy - Back
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Heaton's Station (approx. 1.1 miles away); Griggs Hall (approx. 1.2 miles away); Desegregating Nashville's Lunch Counters (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
More about this marker. Saint Cecilia Academy moved from its orginal location here at this marker to a new facility at 4210 Harding Road in 1957. The original property is maintained as a motherhouse and noviate (the period of preparation before formal admission to religious life).

"With the city's growth and general movement westward, in 1923 the Congregation decided to purchase the ninety–two acre Joseph Warner Estate in West Nashville. Thirty–three years later, on the feast of St. Cecilia, November 22, 1956, ground was broken on the Overbrook property for the new St. Cecilia Academy. A year later, the statue of St. Cecilia was set in place and the new building on Harding Road was dedicated by Bishop Adrian."
- Quote from the The History of St. Cecilia Academy at the link provided.
Categories. Churches & ReligionEducationNotable Buildings
Saint Cecilia Academy - Entrance image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
3. Saint Cecilia Academy - Entrance
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,713 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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