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Miami in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Cushman School

 
 
Cushman School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, October 3, 2014
1. Cushman School Marker
Inscription. Miami's oldest independent day school was founded by Dr. Laura Cushman in 1924. The school moved to this site in 1926, opening in early October, having sustained only minor damage from the disastrous September hurricane. The original Mediterranean style classroom buillding was designed by Russell Skipton according to Dr. Cushman's specifications. The classrooms were situated so as to get cross ventilation and the breeze from Biscayne Bay. Windows were added later and many came from the Royal Palm Hotel in downtown Miami. The school bell on the roof of the main building was the plantation bell used to call the construction workers to Villa Vizcaya.

Dr. Cushman, a firm believer in educational innovation, was a well-respected and recognized educator who served as principal for over 52 years. She felt that by developing traits of industry, responsibility, reliability, courtesy, honesty and integrity, a child would become a good scholar as well as a good citizen. Her philosophy of character development and education excellence continue to guide the Cushman School today. In 1992, the United States Department of Education recognized the Cushman School as a National School of Excellence.
 
Erected by Sponsored by the Class of 1964 in cooperation with the Historical Assocation of Southern Florida
Cushman School and marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, October 2, 2014
2. Cushman School and marker
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Location. 25° 49.87′ N, 80° 11.077′ W. Marker is in Miami, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is at the intersection of Biscayne Boulevard (U.S. 1) and Northeast 5th Court (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling south on Biscayne Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 592 NE 60th Street, Miami FL 33137, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Biscayne (approx. 2.4 miles away); Miami City Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Pioneer Boat Builders' Site (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Art Deco Tower (approx. 3 miles away); The Tower of Snow (approx. 3.6 miles away); Tequesta (approx. 3.8 miles away); Gesu Catholic Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); Menendez on Biscayne Bay (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miami.
 
Also see . . .  The Cushman School. (Submitted on October 9, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.)
 
Categories. Education
 
Cushman School historic photo image. Click for full size.
1936
3. Cushman School historic photo
www.historicpreservationmiami.com/cushman.html
Cushman School courtyard image. Click for full size.
circa 2014
4. Cushman School courtyard
www.historicpreservationmiami.com/cushman.html
National School of Excellence Award image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, October 2, 2014
5. National School of Excellence Award
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 9, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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