Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Clarendon Elementary School was built in 1910 to serve the growing Clarendon neighborhood. The two-story symmetrical building was designed with a central hall and four classrooms on each floor. The school was renamed in 1925 to honor Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873), known as the “Pathfinder of the Seas.” He was a native Virginian, naval officer, geographer, and oceanographer. Prior to the Civil War he was the head of the Naval Observatory. In 1861 he resigned from the U.S. Navy to become a Commander in the Confederate Navy. The Maury Elementary School closed in 1975, and in 1977 opened as the Arlington Arts Center. The Maury School is a designated Arlington County Landmark and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected by Arlington County, Virginia.
Location. 38° 52.913′ N, 77° 6.154′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Wilson Blvd. and N Monroe Street, on the right when traveling east on Wilson Blvd.. Touch for map. Marker is at the southeast corner of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington VA 22201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Ball Family Burial Ground Ballston (approx. 0.4 miles away); Arlington County War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Arlington Post Office (approx. half a mile away); Buckingham (approx. half a mile away); Welburn Square (approx. half a mile away); Ball's Crossroads (approx. 0.6 miles away); Peck Chevrolet (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 12, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.