Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
St. Vincent`s Academy
Records attest to bravery and heroic service rendered by the Sisters of Mercy during the yellow fever epidemics of 1853, 1876, and 1878, and to their care for the wounded and suffering during the Civil War. Students at St. Vincent`s include Winnie and Jeff Davis, children of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
Noted architect, Charles B. Cluskey, designed the Convent and Academy building. The style is Greek Revival.
Heritage Hall in the original building recalls for today`s young women St. Vincent`s tradition of educational excellence.
Erected 1983 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 025-93.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 East Liberty Street, Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. Denis N. Cottineau (1745-1808) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Captain Denis Cottineau De Kerloguen (about 400 feet away); Edward Greene Malbone (1777-1807) (about 500 feet away); James Johnston (about 500 feet away); Andrew Low House (about 500 feet away); Joseph Vallence Bevan (1798-1830) (about 500 feet away); Col. James S. McIntosh (1784-1847) (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
Regarding St. Vincent`s Academy. St. Vincent's Academy (also referred to as SVA) is a private, Catholic, all-female high school located in downtown Savannah, Georgia, within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah.
It was founded in 1845 by the Sisters of Mercy. It enrolls about 350 girls in grades 9–12.
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Education • Notable Buildings •
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