Beach Institute

Beach Institute (HMA7E)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
Country: United States of America
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N 32° 4.348', W 81° 5.305'

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The Beach Institute began in 1867 asthe first school in Savannah erectedspecifically for the education of AfricanAmericans. It was named for Alfred Ely Beach, benefactor and editor of Scientific American . Following theCivil War, the Freedmen's Bureau, American Missionary Society, and theSavannah Educational Associationpurchased land and with the labor of newly freed slaves built this schooland a teachers' house on this site. TheBeach Institute, birthplace of First Congregational Church and theSavannah Boys Club, closed in 1919. Operated by the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation since 1989, today the BeachInstitute serves as an educational andcultural center.
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HM NumberHMA7E
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number25-34
Year Placed2008
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and Sam's Club and Wal-Mart Stores Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 12:00am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491655 N 3548471
Decimal Degrees32.07246667, -81.08841667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.348', W 81° 5.305'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 20.88" N, 81° 5' 18.30" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 502 E Harris St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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