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Benjamin Banneker Institute

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
1. Benjamin Banneker Institute Marker
Inscription. Founded here in 1854 and dedicated to the literary betterment of African Americans, this school was named for a Black astronomer and mathematician who published an almanac and helped survey Washington, D.C.
 
Erected 1991 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.672′ N, 75° 9.593′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on S. 11th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 409 S. 11th Street, Philadelphia PA 19147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jacob C. White Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Giovanni's Room (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry George (about 500 feet away); St. Peter Claver Catholic Church (about 500 feet away); Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield (about 500 feet away); Standard Theatre (about 600 feet away); Engine Company No. 11 (about 700 feet away); William Whipper (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Benjamin Banneker Institute image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
2. Benjamin Banneker Institute
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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