Jefferson Female Academy in Requiem for a Nun (Location)

Display Label: 
Female Academy
Type: 
Public building
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
1355
Y: 
812
Description: 

The "Female Academy" in Jefferson was built a "half-century" after the first courthouse (36), but the same "molds and kilns" for the bricks were used in its construction (177). According to the narrator, "to a young woman of North Mississippi or West Tennessee" a graduation "certificate" from this finishing school would be as valuable as an "invitation . . . signed by Queen Victoria" would be to "a young female from Long Island or Philadelphia" (177).

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Built

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