Saint Mary of the Springs Academy / Anne O'Hare McCormick 1880-1954

Saint Mary of the Springs Academy / Anne O'Hare McCormick 1880-1954 (HMBD9)

Location: Columbus, OH 43219 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 59.446', W 82° 56.51'

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Side A:
Saint Mary of the Springs Academy
On this site stood St. Mary of the Springs Academy, a school for girls first founded by the Dominican Sisters in 1830 in Somerset, Ohio, to respond to the educational needs of frontier Catholics. The school operated in Somerset until 1866 when a devastating fire destroyed the buildings. The Sisters occupied borrowed space until Theodore Leonard, a Columbus businessman, offered them land and bricks to rebuild in Columbus. The Sisters accepted, and Leonard built St. Mary's Academy in Columbus in 1868. To reflect the natural springs on the property, "of the Springs" was added to the name. The Academy closed in 1966.

Side B:
Anne O'Hare McCormick 1880-1954
In 1937, Anne O'Hare McCormick became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for foreign correspondence. She was born in Yorkshire, England and moved to Ohio as a child. She was educated at the Academy of St. Mary of the Springs. As a freelance writer, McCormick contributed to the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, and others. She became a regular correspondent for the Times in 1922 and was the first woman to join its editorial board in 1936. As a Times correspondent in Europe during the tumultuous years before and during World War II, she conducted interviews with leaders including Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, Neville Chamberlin, Winston Churchill, and Josef Stalin.
HM NumberHMBD9
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number49-25
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The International Paper Company Foundation, The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 12:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 334217 N 4428538
Decimal Degrees39.99076667, -82.94183333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 59.446', W 82° 56.51'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 59' 26.76" N, 82° 56' 30.60" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1052-1118 Sunbury Rd, Columbus OH 43219, US
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