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Kearns - St. Annís Orphanage

 
 
Kearns - St. Ann's Orphanage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 18, 2007
1. Kearns - St. Ann's Orphanage Marker
Inscription. This eclectic Chateauesque style building was constructed in 1899 by the Roman Catholic church. It was designed by Carl M. Neuhausen, architect of the Thomas Kearns Mansion and the Cathedral of the Madeleine, both located on South Temple Street. Bishop Lawrence Scanlan of the newly formed Salt Lake City Diocese began acquiring land for the orphanage but encountered financial problems. Jennie Judge Kearns, wife of mining magnate and U.S. Senator Thomas Kearns, donated $55,000 to purchase the land and cover the entire cost of construction.

The Kearns-St. Annís Orphanage, operated by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, served the social, religious, and educational needs of many children for over fifty years. The children shared responsibility in the total operation of the facility, with the exception of accounts and records. The orphanage was converted to a parochial school in 1954, officially known as St. Annís School, and had an initial enrollment of 240 students from kindergarten to fourth grade. The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word assumed leadership of the school at that time. Each year thereafter an additional grade was added until all eight grades were included in the school. In anticipation of the schoolís restoration in the 1990s and to symbolize its link with the past, it was renamed Kearns-St. Ann School.
 
Erected
Kearns - St. Annís Orphanage Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 29, 2010
2. Kearns - St. Annís Orphanage Dedication Marker
1992 by Utah State Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 43.499′ N, 111° 52.729′ W. Marker is in South Salt Lake, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker can be reached from 2100 South (State Highway 201). Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 430 E 2100 South, Salt Lake City UT 84115, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jordan & Salt Lake City Canal (approx. one mile away); The Old Sugar House (approx. one mile away); Calder's Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Chase Mill (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pioneer Home (approx. 1.5 miles away); Liberty Park (approx. 1.7 miles away); Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Salt Lake City & County Building (approx. 2.4 miles away).
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
Kearns - St. Ann's Orphanage image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 18, 2007
3. Kearns - St. Ann's Orphanage
Modern Addition to the Historic Building image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 29, 2010
4. Modern Addition to the Historic Building
Our Lady of Beauraing Belgium image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 29, 2010
5. Our Lady of Beauraing Belgium
See the accompanying plaque for the "ghost" story.
The "Ghost" Story image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 29, 2010
6. The "Ghost" Story
Our lady of Beauraing, Belgium appeared 33 times from November 28, 1932 to January 3, 1933. In this statue is a piece of the tree she touched. Kneel and pray.
Honoring the Order That Managed the Orphanage image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 29, 2010
7. Honoring the Order That Managed the Orphanage
Honoring the Order That Has Operated the School image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 29, 2010
8. Honoring the Order That Has Operated the School
Honoring a Special Teacher image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 29, 2010
9. Honoring a Special Teacher
 
 
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