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Saint Ignatius High School

 
 
Saint Ignatius High School Marker, side one image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
1. Saint Ignatius High School Marker, side one
Inscription.  In 1886, Bishop Richard Gilmour (1824-1891) of the Roman Catholic diocese of Cleveland requested that the Jesuit superior of Buffalo establish a high school on Cleveland’s west side. The Jesuits, an order of the Roman Catholic Church founded by St. Ignatius Loyola in 1540, sought to establish schools that instilled a zeal for the Gospel and a love of learning. Under the leadership of Father Henry Behren, S.J. (1815-1895), the twentieth Jesuit secondary school in the United States opened in September 1886. Saint Ignatius College, the school grew from 76 students in 1886 to 490 in 1924. In 1924, the College split into two separate institutions: Named John Carrol1 University, which moved to University Heights in 1935, and Saint Ignatius High School, which remains on its original site.

The original Saint Ignatius College was a two-story wooden structure. It was replaced in 1891 by the Main Building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1945, the school grew with the addition of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and grade school across West 30th Street. The grade school was known as the “Annex” and officially
Saint Ignatius High School Marker, side two image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
2. Saint Ignatius High School Marker, side two
renamed Loyola Hall. The church was razed in 1968 for the Clavius Science Center at West 30th and Carroll Avenue. The school’s enrollment grew through the decades, as did the need for classrooms, performing arts and athletic facilities, and student gathering places. Annual enrollment now stands at approximately 15,000 students. The school remains a leader in excellence for Catholic high school education at the heart of Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood.
 
Erected 2016 by Saint Ignatius High School and The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 130-18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 28.965′ N, 81° 42.437′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is at the intersection of Lorain AVenue (Ohio Route 10) and West 30th Street, on the left when traveling east on Lorain AVenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1911 W 30th St, Cleveland OH 44113, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John W. Heisman Birth Site (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Market Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ohio City / Monroe Street Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Welcome to Monroe Street Cemetery
Saint Ignatius High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
3. Saint Ignatius High School Marker
Lorain Avenue is behind the photographer, as is its intersection with West 30th Street. This block of West 30th Street, seen in this photograph, is now part of the school’s campus.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); St. John’s Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); LGBT Civil Rights Movement (approx. half a mile away); Irish Famine Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Alexis de Tocqueville (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This link is for John Carroll University, formerly Saint Ignatius College, east of Cleveland in University Heights
 
Also see . . .  About St. Ignatius High School. “Located in close proximity to downtown Cleveland in the vibrant and energetic Ohio City neighborhood, the school occupies 23 acres and includes 19 buildings and three athletic fields. The school has 120 faculty members, 90 percent of whom hold advanced degrees. Fifty-seven percent have spent 10 years or more teaching at Saint Ignatius.” (Submitted on July 20, 2019.) 
 
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Main Building, Saint Ignatius High School, Cleveland Ohio image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
4. Main Building, Saint Ignatius High School, Cleveland Ohio
Carved over the main entrance, “St. Ignatius College.”
Loyola Hall, Saint Ignatius High School, Cleveland Ohio image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2019
5. Loyola Hall, Saint Ignatius High School, Cleveland Ohio
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 20, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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