Emerson Institute

Emerson Institute (HM23MQ)

Location: Mobile, AL 36603 Mobile County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 40.98', W 88° 3.047'

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On this site stood Emerson Institute, Mobile's first school for the formal education of African-Americans and one of the few 19th-century normal schools for African-Americans in Alabama. Founded 1865 by the Freedmen's Bureau, the school was run by the American Missionary Association from 1866 until 1927 when it became a Mobile County public school. First located in the "Blue College" on Government Street, the school moved in 1877 here to 266 Scott Street after a disastrous fire. Many of its students had careers of local and national distinction. Emerson closed in 1970 and its buildings were demolished as part of the city's plan for urban renewal.
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HM NumberHM23MQ
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Year Placed1995
Placed ByThe Emerson Alumni Association and the Mobile Housing Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, December 10th, 2017 at 10:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 399352 N 3394942
Decimal Degrees30.68300000, -88.05078333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 40.98', W 88° 3.047'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 40' 58.8" N, 88° 3' 2.82" W
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Area Code(s)251
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 753-799 Palmetto St, Mobile AL 36603, US
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