Carmichaels Chamber of Commerce, Carmichaels, Greene County, Pennsylvania
Contact Person: JoAnne Marshall, Communications/Tourism Director for Greene County Phone: 724-627-8687
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., MondayFriday
For Academy Tours: call 724-966-2731 or 724-627-3204 (Carmichaels Chamber of Commerce)
The academy is a unique historic structure of native fieldstone and brick. The original fieldstone section was built in 1791 as a Episcopal Church on land owned by James Carmichaels. In 1810, the church trustees offered the use of their building for a school and the brick addition was added. As a pioneer in co-education, the Greene Academy had a Female Department as early as 1837. It continued to serve as the educational center of the county until the founding of Waynesburg College in 1849. With the building of the Carmichaels Borough School in 1893, the Greene Academy closed.
The Academy: (Source: www.carmichaelschamber.org/places.html)
It became a GAR (Grand Army of the Republic... a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army who had served in the American Civil War) post and was later converted into three apartments. Through the efforts of many volunteers and community groups, the building was restored and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Today, the Greene Academy functions as a community center and as the headquarters of the Greene County Council on the Arts.
Located on North Market Street in the Old Town section of Carmichaels, the Greene Academy is open to the public by appointment. Tours may be arranged by calling 724-966-2731 or 724-627-3204.
For general information, please contact the Information Services at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399 Greene County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370