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Girls at St Joseph's School, Auburn, ca. 1890

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Girls at St Joseph's School, Auburn, ca. 1890

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St Joseph's was the first Catholic parochial school in Lewiston-Auburn, built in 1881, and served both the established Irish Catholic community, and the new arrivals of French Canadians. Eventually, the growing number of French-Canadian parishioners would necessitate the creation of two new parishes - Saints Peter and Paul's, the "French" parish, and Saint Patrick's, the "Irish" parish. Each parish would go on to construct its own school.

While Lewiston-Auburn's two major Catholic communities would remain distinct, and sometimes hostile to one another, St Joseph's parish maintained a more mixed congregation than any other.

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  • Title: Girls at St Joseph's School, Auburn, ca. 1890
  • Creation Date: circa 1890
  • Subject Date: circa 1890
  • Town: Auburn
  • County: Androscoggin
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 18.5 x 2
  • Local Code: 2013.0.59
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Franco-American Collection
USM, 51 Westminster Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
(207) 753-6545
http://www.usm.maine.edu/lac/franco/

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