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Marine City in Saint Clair County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Newport Academy

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, March 26, 2011
1. Newport Academy Marker
Inscription. Emily Ward established the Newport Academy about 1845 to provide educational opportunities for area children. Miss Ward was a niece of Samuel Ward, the founder of Newport (now Marine City), and the sister of Eber Brock Ward, a shipping magnate and wealthy steel industrialist. She conducted the academy for about twenty years. This structure, erected in 1847, was one of the first school buildings in the community. The city bought it in 1868 and moved it from a nearby corner to its present location in 1870. It has served as both a private and public school, a village hall and jail, a hose house and a church. The Marine City Public Library has occupied this structure since 1939.
 
Erected 1980 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L0683.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 42.959′ N, 82° 29.657′ W. Marker is in Marine City, Michigan, in Saint Clair County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and East St Clair Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 South Main Street, Marine City MI 48039, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Newport Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 26, 2011
2. Newport Academy Marker
At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. David and Laura Lester House (within shouting distance of this marker); Holy Cross Parish (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  History of Newport Academy. Marine City Pride & Heritage Museum (Submitted on March 28, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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