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Maury School

 
 
Maury School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 11, 2011
1. Maury School Marker
Inscription.
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
Maury School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 11, 2011
2. Maury School and Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); 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.
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
Maury School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 11, 2011
3. Maury School and Marker
The marker can be seen in the right foreground.
Maury School / Arlington Arts Center image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 11, 2011
4. Maury School / Arlington Arts Center
Maury School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
5. Maury School Marker
This statue of the school's namesake, Matthew Fontaine Maury, can be found on Monument Avenue in Richmond.
Maury School Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 11, 2017
6. Maury School Marker
The Arlington Arts Center with Salvatore Pirrone's Megaphone (2016) in the foreground.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 387 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 12, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on October 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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