Maury School

Maury School (HMXCQ)

Location: Arlington, VA 22201 Arlington County
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N 38° 52.913', W 77° 6.154'

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The Clarendon Elementary School was built in 1910 to serve the growing Clarendon neighborhood. The two-story symmetrical building was designed with a central hall and four classrooms on each floor. The school was renamed in 1925 to honor Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873), known as the "Pathfinder of the Seas." He was a native Virginian, naval officer, geographer, and oceanographer. Prior to the Civil War he was the head of the Naval Observatory. In 1861 he resigned from the U.S. Navy to become a Commander in the Confederate Navy. The Maury Elementary School closed in 1975, and in 1977 opened as the Arlington Arts Center. The Maury School is a designated Arlington County Landmark and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Placed ByArlington County, Virginia
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 1:18pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 317623 N 4305770
Decimal Degrees38.88188333, -77.10256667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.913', W 77° 6.154'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 54.78" N, 77° 6' 9.24" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 721-799 North Monroe Street, Arlington VA 22201, US
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