The Parsonage Miss Izard's School

The Parsonage Miss Izard's School (HMQDE)

Location: Charleston, SC 29403 Charleston County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 47.274', W 79° 57.075'

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The Parsonage
The Parsonage,the home of Rev. James B. Middleton (1839-1918), stood here at 5 Short Court (now President's Place) until 1916. Middleton and his siblings, born slaves, were taught to read and write by their father, Rev. James C. Middleton (1790-1889). After the Civil War the elder Middleton, his son Rev. Abram Middleton (1827-1901), and Rev. James B. Middleton organized and served as pastors of many Methodist churches in the lowcountry.

Miss Izard's School
This house, the home of the Frazer and Izard families, was built at 7 Short Court (now President's Place) by 1872. Anna Eliza Izard (1850-1945), niece of Revs. James B. and Abram Middleton, was a graduate of the Avery Normal Institute and taught school here for many years. Mamie Garvin Fields (1888-1987), a Middleton descendant, described life at 5 7 Short Court in Lemon Swamp and Other Places (1983).
Marker Number10-44
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 2:33pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 598205 N 3628260
Decimal Degrees32.78790000, -79.95125000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 47.274', W 79° 57.075'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 47' 16.44" N, 79° 57' 4.50" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7 President Pl, Charleston SC 29403, US
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