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Eakins Thomas Eakins Central High School 1729 Mount Vernon Street
CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
THE NEIGHBORHOOD
EAKINS AND THE CIVIL WAR
Central High School
WORLD EVENTS
The Eakins family moves into their new home at 1729 Mount Vernon Street, in Philadelphia, PA. The Eakins house is part of a new middle-class neighborhood at the edge of the city's urban center, separated from the more stylish addresses of Old Philadelphia by a belt of train yards and industrial buildings. Neighbors include merchants, lawyers, clerks, an organ manufacturer, a book publisher, a dentist, and an undertaker.

At the age of 13, Thomas Eakins enters the Central High School of Philadelphia, known for its advanced curriculum and emphasis on science. The school had been established twenty years earlier as Pennsylvania's first public high school.
1857 - 1865
 
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