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Bordentown Military Institute

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 5, 2015
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Inscription.
(Top Panel)
“Old Main” was the administrative and academic center of the Bordentown Military Institute, which stood on this site from 1881 to 1972. BMI and “Old Main” stood as a testimonial that God, duty, honor and country are, and forever will be the most noble paths to follow. God Bless America. 19 October 1996 The BMI Alumni Association

(Bottom Panel)
This Main Building a part of the estate of Joseph Bonaparte, ex-king of Spain, was built according to tradition about 1820 for his secretary Monsieur Louis Mailliard. Remodeled and enlarged in 1837 and again in 1881. It sheltered: 1837 The Spring Villa Seminary for Girls, conducted by Monsieur A. N. Girault; 1870 The New Jersey Collegiate Institute conducted by Edgar and Edwin Haas; 1881 Rev. William C. Bowen began here the Bordentown Military Institute; 1885 The Institute was reorganized by the Rev. Thompson H. Landon, D.D. and continued by him and his son Brigadier General Thomas D. Landon. This tablet presented by class of 1933.
 
Location. 40° 9.005′ N, 74° 42.626′ W. Marker is in Bordentown, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is on Park Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bordentown NJ 08505, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are

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By Don Morfe, September 5, 2015
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within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Bordentown Military Institute (here, next to this marker); Francis Hopkinson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Col. Joseph Borden 2nd (approx. 0.2 miles away); First movement by steam on a railroad in New Jersey (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wright House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Patience Lowell Wright (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Paine (approx. ¼ mile away); Tower Clock (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bordentown.
 
Categories. Education
 
Bordentown Military Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 5, 2015
3. Bordentown Military Institute Marker
Bordentown Military Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 5, 2015
4. Bordentown Military Institute Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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