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Ransom School
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 25° 43.460 W 080° 14.732
17R E 575682 N 2845371
Quick Description: Located at the Ransom Everglades School.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 4/23/2014 9:33:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMKJYY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 5

Long Description:
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 termini 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.
Marker Number: 0

Date: None

County: Miami-Dade

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: Historical Association of Southern Florida

Website: Not listed

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