Bennett Smedes was the son of St. Mary’s founder, Rev. Aldert Smedes. This photo is from the 1917 yearbook of St. Mary’s school.
Picture of Reverend Aldert Smedes from the 1909 St. Mary’s Yearbook. Rev. Smedes founded the school in 1842.
St. Mary’s School, founded in 1842, by Rev. Aldert Smedes, is Raleigh’s oldest continually operating educational institution and the oldest school for girls in the State [1-3]. Many of the … Continue Reading →