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Ransom School

 
 
Ransom School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, July 6, 2014
1. Ransom School Marker
Inscription. In 1896 Paul C. Ransom first brought students from an Eastern preparatory school to this site, which he named Pine Knot Camp, for a winter term of study and outdoor life. In 1903 it became the Adirondack-Florida School with the fall and spring terms in the Adirondacks and the winter term in Coconut Grove. Closed in 1942 because of the war, it was reopened in 1947. In 1949, the trustees located the school here permanently and named it Ransom for the founder.

The "Pagoda," the first major building, was completed in 1902. Designed by Green and Wicks, architects of Buffalo, N.Y., the large two-story building of durable Dade County pine remains unchanged except for minor interior alterations. It continues as an integral part of the campus and includes a museum in which the story of the school is on exhibit. The historical importance of the "Pagoda" won for it a place on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
 
Erected by The Historical Association of Southern Florida.
 
Location. 25° 43.46′ N, 80° 14.732′ W. Marker is in Miami, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is on Main Highway north of Royal Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3575 Main Hwy, Miami FL 33133, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Ransom School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, July 6, 2014
2. Ransom School Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Historic Coconut Grove Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Avenue (about 500 feet away); The Barnacle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cocoanut Grove Public Utilities Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Coconut Grove Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Housekeepers Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dinner Key (approx. mile away); State of Florida Historic Roadway (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miami.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ransom Everglades School - Our History. (Submitted on July 9, 2014.)
2. Ransom School (The Pagoda). City of Miami Planning Department (Submitted on July 10, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
Ransom Everglades School entrance image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, July 6, 2014
3. Ransom Everglades School entrance
Ransom Everglades campus image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, July 6, 2014
4. Ransom Everglades campus
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 9, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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