ACADEMY OF THE SACRED HEART
This was a boarding school for primary and secondary Catholic and Protestant girls. The Academy had started in 1869 on west 6th Street. In 1874 they moved to Grandin Road. In October of 1876 they opened another school in the building you see below on Lafayette Ave. in Clifton. This was the home of William Neff who had made his fortune in pork packing. It had taken Swiss artisans two years to carve the woodwork, mantels, and stairway. The estate was called The Windings and was built in 1868. The estate was so costly to maintain that Neff could not afford to live there and had to sell it to the Academy. Due to economic reasons the school had to shut down and the last class graduated in June of 1970. The buildings have been converted to condominiums.
1st School & Parish
Parlor / Dining Room
ACADEMY OF THE URSULINE
The Ursuline Sisters of Brown County purchased this mansion at Oak St. & Reading Road from A. S. Winslow, who was the vice-president of the First National Bank, in 1906. The Academy is a private junior and senior high school for girls. In 1970 the school moved to Blue Ash.
View from right side
CINCINNATI MISSIONARY TRAINING SCHOOL
& ELIZABETH GAMBLE DEACONESS HOME
The Parlor Boy's Club Room Worker's Room
Deaconesses were Methodist women who had devoted their lives to church work. The home, first opened in 1888 on York Street in the West End, was a home and a place to train for these women. The building shown in the cards above were located in the West End at 1029 Wesley Ave. It was razed in 1950 for the construction of the George W. Hays Elementary School.
GOD'S BIBLE SCHOOL
Located at the corner of Young and
Ringgold Sts. in Mt Auburn. It is (are you ready for this?) an
interdenominational, independently operated, conservative evangelical
institution that offers an accredited high school curriculum and 4 or 5 year
programs in music, nursing, theology, Christian education, and missions. It was
founded in 1900 by the Reverend Martin Wells Knapp (1853-1901). In his will
Knapp left the school "to God". Well this did not set well with the
courts and it ruled that God could not legally own land in Hamilton County. This
resulted in the longest running case ever in Hamilton County Pleas Court. The
fight was over whether the property was Knapp's personal property or a public
charitable institution. Seven years later in 1907 it was declared a public
institution to be administered by the courts. The school was turned over to its
alumni on July 1, 1975. Receivership was terminated and the case was closed on
April 27, 1982.
The facilities now consist of 30 buildings. It also prints God's Revivalist, a bi-weekly religious publication. Many of these cards have been produced by the School. Most graduates enter the Christian Ministry.
Architects drawing for the Memorial Building
The architects drawing above does not look at all like the finished building, but it was after all just a proposal.
Main Entrance Administration Building
Knapp Memorial Building/Tabernacle/Boy's Dormitory
Campus Scene Mission
328 - 330 George St.
Annex 2 and 3 Annex 1 Thanksgiving Day
Back of card on the left
The next seven cards are part of a set, I have no idea how many are in the set.
Gods Revivalist printed here
1980s card of campus
MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH-ON-THE-OHIO
Located on 219 acres high on the bluffs overlooking the Ohio River on Delhi Pike to the west of Cincinnati, Mount St. Joseph first opened in 1869. It is the mother house of the Sisters of Charity and a college and academy for young women. The academy and college give training and grant certificates and degrees in the arts and sciences, music, home economics, commerce and finance, teaching, and library training. Plus a 5 year course in nursing in cooperation with Good Samaritan Hospital. Seaton Hall was added in 1929.
Overhead views of campus Campus
Mother House St. Joseph Convent
Seaton Hall Mother Elizabeth Ann Seaton Blessed Virgin
Driveway Leading to Mother House of Sisters of Charity
Chapel Rear View Chapel Corridor
Mater Dai Chapel Mater Dei Bell Tower
Margaret Hall Nursing Home Sister's Infirmary Drawing of Margaret Hall
Our Lady Of Lourdes Shrine St. Joseph Shrine
Minims- Recreation Grounds Pavilion Dormitory
Minims are what the younger students at the academy were called.
Art Studio Seniors Recreation Room Music Studio Class Room
Dining Room Study Hall China Studio Railroad depot
The steps on the right of the depot lead up to the motherhouse. The depot sat along the present day railroad tracks next to River Road. It was completely under water during the 1937 flood.
A Group Of Students Byrne Cottage
The following is a set of nine photographs that I have obtained. Except for a couple of them, they are not identified. Obviously they are very old but I do not know when they were taken. What they show is pretty obvious but, except for one of the class photos, I do not know what classes they are.
Chapel Chapel Dinning Room Recreation Room
Class Room Older Class? 10th Grade Class Younger Class ?
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