Charter Cottage

Charter Cottage (HM2NA5)

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N 38° 44.806', W 77° 29.252'

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The building known as the Charter Cottage was already on this site when the Manassas Industrial School opened in 1894. Classes were held here during the first academic year until the completion of Howland Hall, and the Charter Cottage became a dormitory. Eventually the campus contained four frame houses used as dwellings: Charter Cottage (students and teachers). Orchard cottage (school farm manager), Roof-Tree Cottage (Principal's home), and a Black Cottage (built as a student project as the Treasurer's home).

In October 1894 school was opened in the dwelling house (Charter Cottage) as Howland Hall was not completed. There were six pupils to open with, but the number soon increased to seventy-five. (The) instructors gave the first year of their work, only receiving their board in return.
Jennie Dean, recalling the school's beginning
HM NumberHM2NA5
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Date Added Saturday, November 30th, 2019 at 10:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 283819 N 4291613
Decimal Degrees38.74676667, -77.48753333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 44.806', W 77° 29.252'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 44' 48.36" N, 77° 29' 15.12" W
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