Deering Convent, Portland, ca. 1900

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Deering Convent, Portland, ca. 1900

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In 1881, Bishop James A. Healy purchased an estate on Stevens Avenue and opened a boarding school for girls, known as St. Joseph's Academy.

The small building on the left was the first of three St. Joseph Churches. The larger building was the St. Joseph's College, now a home for elderly and nuns on Walton Street.

St Joseph's Academy is the building in back of the Covent.

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  • Title: Deering Convent, Portland, ca. 1900
  • Creator: Lamson Studio, Portland
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Local Code: Coll. 245, Box 5/1
  • Collection: Lamson Studios collection of glass plate negatives : Maine places
  • Object Type: Image

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