(1891-1991)Upon her death in 1888, Mrs. Eliza Burke Gregory bequeathed $10,000 for the education of boys in Portsmouth. Her church, St. Paul's Catholic, had established a girls school, St. Joseph's, on King Street in 1876. The current site was selected, purchased, and a handsome two story brick structure was constructed in Italianate style. It featured a slate roof and an entrance tower with a marble plaque above its double doors. The school opened in September 1892, administered by three Xavierian brothers with 60 boys in elementary grades, and the term "Academy" was adopted. The boys school was to be under the management of persons of the Catholic faith. But "Be Open to Scholars of all Denominations."
|Placed By||The Olde Towne Foundation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 5:04pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 383742 N 4077535|
|Decimal Degrees||36.83656667, -76.30380000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 50.194', W 76° 18.228'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 50' 11.64" N, 76° 18' 13.68" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 401-435 Washington St, Portsmouth VA 23704, US|
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