1954-1968In 1946, the Tennessee Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention, a negro religious group, purchased twelve acres of ground and buildings at Vance Avenue and Orleans Street for $375,000 to begin a school. In 1954, Owen College, a two year institution named in honor of Samuel Augustus Owen, Sr. opened with Dr. Levi Watkins as president. The college served 2,326 students at this site before it merged in 1968 with LeMoyne College to become LeMoyne-Owen College. In 1970 the property was sold by LeMoyne-Owen College to Memphis City Schools for a public school site.
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|Date Added||Monday, August 28th, 2017 at 7:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 769751 N 3891927|
|Decimal Degrees||35.13410000, -90.03948333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 8.046', W 90° 2.369'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 8' 2.76" N, 90° 2' 22.14" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 661-673 Vance Ave, Memphis TN 38126, US|
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