The Development and Neighborhood Transition of the Female Academy

How did Madison Place, a block-long street on the south side of the Newtown Historic District, come about? Join us for “The Development and Neighborhood Transition of the Female Academy.” HSF Board Director Paula Rau will describe the establishment and ultimate closing of the Female Academy and how this history impacted the adjacent neighborhood.

We will explore the story through the history of surrounding buildings, their placement, the adjacent streets, and how they grew and changed together. Our focus area boundaries include West Johnson Street to the north, South Saint Clair Street to the east, Stuart Street to the south, and Fayette Street to the west.

If you have a chance to develop mapping explorations of the study area, please bring them along. We hope you will join us as we continue to expand our understanding of Staunton’s diverse and complex neighborhood histories.

Open and free to the public!

The Development and Neighborhood Transition of the Female Academy, presentation

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