Quaker Academy Historical

Quaker Academy Historical (HM1U8X)

Location: Friendswood, TX 77546 Galveston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 31.677', W 95° 12.026'

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The Very Heart of Friendswood

—1902-1949 —

As Quakers moved westward across America and the end of the 19th century, it was customary to construct an Academy to provide a site for worship and the education of their youth. Constructed by local men, using lumber they milled from trees downed in the Galveston 1900 storm, this two story structure served as their place of worship until 1949. The Academy also served as their school with all grades housed on the second floor until 1914. That year a two room schoolhouse was built across the street for grades 1-8. In 1939, all grades were moved to a new brick building on present day Spreading Oaks

In 1949, at the completion of the adjacent stone church, the Academy building was dismantled. The property became and remained part of the lawn until the very large stone addition to the church was made in 1998 on that very site.
HM NumberHM1U8X
Year Placed2012
Placed ByFriendswood Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 9th, 2016 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 286748 N 3268499
Decimal Degrees29.52795000, -95.20043333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 31.677', W 95° 12.026'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 31' 40.62" N, 95° 12' 1.56" W
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Area Code(s)713, 281, 832
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 107 W Spreading Oaks Block, Friendswood TX 77546, US
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