St. Clement’s Mission, organized 1887, was a parish school in which upwards of sixty pupils were taught the rudiments of common school education, housekeeping, sewing, etc., and the boys substantial trades. The church building at 5th and Green was built in 1910. Rev. Jackson M. Mundy was for 52 years rector of Clements Episcopal Church. The building was demolished and the location is now the site of a Walgreens pharmacy.

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Jackson M Mundy:
The faithful rector of St. Clement’s Mission, Henderson, Kentucky, the Rev. Jackson M.
Mundy, ’90, was much cheered and encouraged in his work by the opening last spring of a new church building, which will permit the old one to be used exclusively for the promising industrial day school carried on by Mr. Mundy and his wife. The cost of the new chapel was $5000, most of which has been raised by the untiring efforts of Mr. Mundy. As soon as the balance is secured the church will be consecrated.
The chancel chairs are the handiwork of the pupils of St. Clement’s: the altar rail was made by Mike Brown (a former pupil and a graduate of the Hampton Trade School, 08); and the reredos, which is beautifully carved, was made by the rector himself. The local papers speak with pride of St. Clement’s Mission and of the morals, manners, and industrious habits of its pupils. The Henderson Journal says: “There is no other agency in the city doing as much as this school to raise the standards of the colored race.”


The Churchman, Volume 64, 1891

JET, The Weekly Negro News Magazine – 17 Jan 1952

Journal of Proceedings of the Sixty-Third Annual Council of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Diocese of Kentucky – 20, 21, 22 May 1891

1913 Sanborn Maps