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Duncan College Preparatory School for Boys

 
 
Duncan College Preparatory School for Boys Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, February 3, 2012
1. Duncan College Preparatory School for Boys Marker
The south, or text, side of the marker
Inscription. Marvin T. Duncan, a graduate of Webb School (Bell Buckle) and Vanderbilt University, founded Duncan School in 1908 at this site on 25th Avenue S. He and his wife, Pauline, taught at the school until it closed in 1952. The Duncans dedicated their lives to training boys in high principles of honor and scholarship. The school graduated some 752 men and 6 women, including many community leaders.
 
Erected 1999 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 105.)
 
Location. 36° 8.635′ N, 86° 48.385′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on 25th Avenue South, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on a small grassy area between 25th Avenue and a small parking lot between Memorial Gym and the Vanderbilt baseball stadium on the campus of Vanderbilt University. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37212, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anne Dallas Dudley (approx. mile away); The Parthenon (approx. mile away); Cockrill Spring (approx. 0.3 miles away); Federal Defenses (approx.
Duncan College Preparatory School for Boys Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, February 3, 2012
2. Duncan College Preparatory School for Boys Marker
The north, or image, side of the marker
0.4 miles away); Lieutenant James Simmons Timothy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vanderbilt University (approx. 0.4 miles away); Roger Williams University (approx. 0.4 miles away); University School of Nashville (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
More about this marker. The marker is actually double sided showing the text displayed above on the south side of the marker and an image of the school from about 1908 on the north side of the marker.
 
Categories. Education
 
Duncan College Preparatory School for Boys Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, February 3, 2012
3. Duncan College Preparatory School for Boys Marker
Looking north up 25th Ave. toward the marker.
Duncan College Preparatory School for Boys Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Hoch, February 3, 2012
4. Duncan College Preparatory School for Boys Marker
Looking south down 25th Ave. toward the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 518 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Tulsa, Oklahoma. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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