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Avery College

 
 
Avery College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 21, 2011
1. Avery College Marker
Inscription. To the south, at Nash and Avery Streets, stood Avery College. Founded in 1849 by Charles Avery (1784-1858), Methodist lay preacher, philanthropist, abolitionist, to provide a classical education for Negroes.
 
Erected 1968 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 27.222′ N, 79° 59.881′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of East Ohio Street and Nash Street, on the right when traveling east on East Ohio Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15212, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at the Priory (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Perry's Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stephen Collins Foster (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hampton Battery Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Pittsburgh Platform (approx. 0.3 miles away); Henry J. Heinz (approx. 0.3 miles away); Allegheny Aqueduct (approx. 0.3 miles away); Founding Convention of the CIO (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
1. Avery Training School. Taken from The Carnegie
Avery College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 21, 2011
2. Avery College Marker
Facing west on East Ohio Street
Library of Pittsburgh website. (Submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Avery College - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansEducation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 885 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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