Paris Male Academy

Paris Male Academy, also known as the Nimrod Ashcraft House, is a historic school building located at Paris, Monroe County, Missouri.

Paris Male Academy
Paris Male Academy, Paris, MO.jpg
Paris Male Academy is located in Missouri
Paris Male Academy
Paris Male Academy is located in the United States
Paris Male Academy
Location411 E. Monroe St., Paris, Missouri
Coordinates39°28′56″N 91°59′40″W / 39.48222°N 91.99444°W / 39.48222; -91.99444Coordinates: 39°28′56″N 91°59′40″W / 39.48222°N 91.99444°W / 39.48222; -91.99444
Area1.3 acres (0.53 ha)
Built1854 (1854)
Architectural styleGreek Revival
NRHP reference No.90001103[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 19, 1990


The Paris Male Academy is a Greek Revival style, two-story, three bay, side passage plan, brick building with a rear addition, built in 1854. It has a front gable roof and four brick pilasters on the front facade. The building housed the Paris Male Academy until 1869, after which it became a private residence.[2]: 5 

The Academy is significant under criterion A, in the area of Education, as it delivered a high level of education to students from the local area; and under criterion C, in the area of Architecture, as a rare surviving example of a building employed for private education in Missouri.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 24, 1990.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b James M. Denny (January 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Paris Male Academy" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2017-01-01. (includes 13 photographs from 1983)

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