Site of Old Houston Academy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven
N 29° 45.397 W 095° 21.635
15R E 271741 N 3294151
Quick Description: A marker on Rusk St. (between Caroline & Austin Streets) near an empty lot soon to become a new commercial high rise, denoting the site of an old 1856 building which served as a prominent educational institution until the early 20th century.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/21/2015 10:24:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMNQVG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Marker Number: 10690

Marker Text:
Founded 1856. Lost most of its male students to Confederate army in Civil War. In 1864-1865 building was used as an army hospital. Was site in 1867 for the lying-in-state of body of General Albert Sidney Johnston, who had lived near Houston. (A secretary of war, Republic of Texas; veteran of Black Hawk War, Texas Revolution, Mexican War; Gen. Johnston died in 1862 Civil War Battle of Shiloh.) Became Clopper Institute, 1881. In city school system, has been known as Central High and Sam Houston High School before use as school district headquarters. (1965)

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