Salesianum School

Salesianum School (HM8SW)

Location: Wilmington, DE 19802 New Castle County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 45.642', W 75° 32.937'

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Salesianum School, a Catholic high school for young men, stood at 8gh and West Streets from its founding in 1903 until its move to this location in 1957. The original "House of Sales" was pioneered by Rev. Charles Fromentin, Rev. James Isenring and Rev. Louis Jacquter, priests in the order of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, which has owned and operated the school and maintained a community presence for more than one hundred years. Salesianum quickly developed a reputation as a leader in academics, athletics, and the performing arts, graduating young men who would go on to prominence in the professions, business, education, church, and military. In 1950, Rev. Thomas A. Lawless, OSFS, a 1908 graduate of Salesianum, admitted five African American students, four years prior to the Brown v. Board of Education decision made it mandatory. "I see nothing to apologize for other than the fact it wasn't done years ago," Father Lawless said of his decision. For over a century, Salesianum has continued to educate students irrespective of religion or ethnic background to live in the example of the gentleman saint, Francis de Sales. From the original twelve students in 1903 to the thousands of alumni who have since studied under the Oblates, Tenui Nec Dimittam remains true to this day.
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HM NumberHM8SW
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Marker NumberNC-148
Year Placed2006
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 1:48am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 452978 N 4401341
Decimal Degrees39.76070000, -75.54895000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.642', W 75° 32.937'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 38.52" N, 75° 32' 56.22" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1801 N Broom St, Wilmington DE 19802, US
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