George Clayton Shaw - His Life, Times and Accomplishments

1863Born in Louisburg, North Carolina to parents Matthew and Mary Shaw
1886Graduated from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania
1888Established the Timothy Darling Presbyterian Church in Oxford, North Carolina
1889Founded the Mary Potter Academy in OxfordD, North Carolina
1890Completed a three year theological course at Auburn Seminary in New York with the Doctor of Divinity degree
1890Married Miss Mary Elizabeth Lewis from Penn Valley, Pennsylvania
1898First graduation for Mary Potter Aacademy- Three graduated in May of 1898- Jessie Speed, Edward Rogers and Margaret Tucker
1904Erection of Albany Hall, a Girls’ Dormitory was built. ( three-story structure)
1907Two cottages were purchased and named Lester Cottage and Yiesley Cottage for girls and for teachers. Wells Hall, a Girl’s Dormitory was built in this year.
1912The Administration Building was erected.
1921Home for Dr. and Mrs. Shaw was built. (Present location of the G. C. Shaw Museum)
1925Pittsburg Hall erected for Boys. This was a state of the arts building.
1927The Industrial Arts Building was erected that housed Industrial Arts and Home Economics
1927Mary E. Shaw Gymnasium was erected. (1926-29)
1929By this time five substantial brick buildings as well as the Principal’s home and two cottages existed on twenty acres of land within the city limits of Oxford, North Carolina.
1931Dr. Shaw’s book, John Chavis , 1763-1838 was published.
1933The School became the Mary Potter-Redstone-Albion Academy. Dr. Herman S. Davis became Principal of the School.