1938 when it was torn down and replaced with a more modern structure.
less educational matters to consider after 1872 the trustees meet less
frequently. Between then and 1910 the proceedings show routine considerations
concerning the replacements of board members, secretaries, and treasurers,
examinations of treasurer's accounts, reports to the Comptroller of the
Treasury on the numbers of students and teachers, committee reports about
the operation of the high school, repairs to the high school, and maintenance
measures such as buying coal and hiring a janitor. The trustees made several
unsuccessful attempts to sell the old academy grounds. They rejected an
offer of $550 in 1885. A few years earlier they had filed an ejectment
suit in order to secure possession of the property. The minutes reveal
the ultimate disposition of the building, but not the land.
last meetings shown in the proceedings occurred in February 1910 when the
board agreed to sell a 15' wide strip of the academy lot in Princess Anne
to the New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad.
minutes for May 16, 1907 contain several biographical sketches of deceased
board members - Robert F. Brattan, William J. Brittingham, John W. Crisfield,
Dr. Cadmus Dashiell, Hampton Haynie Dashiell, James M. Dennis, Dr. William
N. Gale, Judge Levin Thomas Handy Irving, William S. McMaster, Ephraim
Gilman Polk, William Purnell Rider, and Levin Lyttleton Waters. The biography
of Waters includes a lengthy description of his arrest during the Civil
War. After the February 10, 1910 meeting appears an account of the life
of Judge Henry Page who died on January 6, 1913.
records of the Washington Academy include a ledge and miscellaneous papers.
The (Ledger), 1841-1867 [MSA C1782], kept by