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Immaculate Mother Academy - 3A 126 - Nashville, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member bmon419
N 36° 09.145 W 086° 46.663
16S E 519995 N 4000876
Quick Description: Historic marker at the site of a former Catholic school.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 11/1/2011 1:58:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMD053
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
Views: 7

Long Description:

Immaculate Mother Academy

Marker # 3A 126

Text: “In 1904, a Philadelphia nun and heiress, Mother Mary Katherine Drexel, purchased this site for Immaculate Mother Academy, which included a primary school and the first Catholic secondary school for black students in Tennessee. Holy Family Catholic Church was moved here in 1919, and the primary school was renamed for it. Immaculate Mother became a fully accreditted[sic] high school in 1940. Until their closing in 1954, the schools were staffed by the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrement of Bensalem, PA.”

Notes: Marker is easy to get to. Located on 7th Avenue South between the intersections of Drexel Street and Middleton Street, directly across the street from Third Man Records. An adjoining parking lot is open to public parking, though, beware as this could be construed as a "rough" neighborhood.

Marker Name: Immaculate Mother Academy

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Building

Marker Number: 3A 126

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission


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