Glebe House Campus

Glebe House Campus (HM1H1Y)

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z3 Halifax Regional Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 44° 38.656', W 63° 34.361'

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Saint Mary University

On this site in 1802 was erected the school building which became the forerunner of Saint Mary University.

Edmund Burke, newly appointed as Roman Catholic Vicar General in Nova Scotia, had the two-storey structure built in the hope of extending educational opportunities for Catholic young people and training candidates for the clergy. Burke initiative encountered repeated delays caused by opposition from the political establishment of the day and by the scarcity of qualified teachers, but he ultimately prevailed.

Burke took up residence in the schoolhouse, also known as the Glebe House, and began to instruct young men for the priesthood. A school for boys was established in the same building and prospered. Appointed Vicar Apostolic in 1817 and consecrated Bishop in 1818, Burke was a strong and skillful advocate for Catholic education. Although Burke death in 1820 brought further interruptions to the educational work he has set in motion, degrees granting status was conferred upon Saint Mary in 1841.
HM NumberHM1H1Y
Year Placed2002
Placed BySaint Mary's University
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 5:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20T E 454585 N 4943593
Decimal Degrees44.64426667, -63.57268333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 38.656', W 63° 34.361'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 38' 39.36" N, 63° 34' 21.66" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1508 Barrington St, Halifax Nova Scotia B3J 1Z3, CA
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