Urban Military Academy

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Urban Military Academy was a boarding and day school in Hollywood, California, for boys between the ages of six and fifteen, founded in 1905 by Mary McDonnell[1] (on Melrose Avenue at Wilcox; it later moved to 11600 Beverly Blvd.) and at the time it opened "the only private school for boys in the City."[2] Its commandant was Major Harry Lee Black, who in 1928 helped found Black-Foxe Military Institute on Urban's original site. There was another site located on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and a block east of Barrington Avenue in West Los Angeles. This Academy was active in the late 1950s.

Among its well-known students were Jackie Coogan, John Coleman Burroughs, Dean Paul Martin, and John Meredyth Lucas.


Coordinates: 34°04′02″N 118°28′04″W / 34.06722°N 118.46778°W / 34.06722; -118.46778