This poster may be of interest. I believe it was put together by Jack Sheppard Sr shortly after the original desk bell from the Wenonah House was donated to the Wenonah Historical Society. It answers a common question that I have heard ... What was the progression from the Wenonah House to the Wenonah Inn to the Wenonah Military Academy?
Wenonah Military Academy firing line in the park (circa 1924) --- courtesy of WHS Museum
Here's another photo of the Wenonah Military Academy dormitory at the southwest corner of Mantua Ave and Marion Ave. The house no longer exists. --- Courtesy of WHS Museum.
Wenonah Military Academy Honor Roll --- Courtesy of WHS Museum
Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Herb Pennock is listed in the above Wenonah Military Academy Honor Roll (Class of 1911). Herb started in the major leagues pitching for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1912. His hall-of-fame plaque in Cooperstown, NY notes the jump from prep school (Wenonah Military Academy) to the majors.
A football from the 1927 Wenonah Military Academy season --- courtesy of WHS Museum.
In that year Wenonah was unbeaten and unscored upon until the last game of the season. They scored 348 points to their opponents 6.
Postcard donated to the museum by Christine Flowers.
Wenonah Military Academy Class of 1922 ... Courtesy of WHS Museum
Life story of Charles Carman Garrison (1904-1974)
1928 photo of the Wenonah Military Academy cadets beginning their annual pushball battle, which coincides with the coming of the first snow. (Wide World Photos, Philadelphia Bureau)
This photo distributed by "Wide World Photo" and printed in the "Buffalo Evening News" on Dec 12, 1928 bears the following caption:
Cadets of the Wenonah Military academy at Wenonah, Pa., [sic] made real use of the first snow storm there. The annual push ball battle is always held on this occasion.
From the Wenonah Historical Society museum.
At 17 or 18 he was signed by Connie Mack with the Philadelphia Athletics, who traded him away before he really learned the ropes. He went on to become a Hall of Fame pitcher, perhaps most well known for his five World Series wins when he was with the New York Yankees.
Read some newspaper articles about Herb Pennock by following the links at the bottom of the page or go to his wikipedia.org page by following the link below.
Also, "one year,
the football team was undefeated and untied. It was not scored
upon until the final season game against National State Farm
School, who blocked a kick behind a goal" (Scott, 1989). And, on
November 22, 1930, President Herbert Hoover met the cadets at a
White House Reception for the Football team in Washington, D.C.
Naturally, there were many first place banners hanging on the
assembly room walls at the WMA (Beebe, 1989).
Three lucky cadets get to enjoy the company of a young lady on the porch of 110 S. Clinton Ave. about 1905.
This building was on the S.W. Corner of Mantua and Marion Avenues.
Notice all the cadets on the porch.