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Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Brothers of the Sacred Heart

 
 
Brothers of the Sacred Heart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
1. Brothers of the Sacred Heart Marker
Inscription. Known for strict discipline and demand for diligent work, the Brothers of the Sacred Heart took charge of the education of Vicksburg Catholic young men when they arrived at St. Aloysius Academy on the corner of First North and Grove streets in 1879. The school's enrollment tripled in the first year from 50 to 150 and included former St. Francis Xavier male students in grades 5-12. The large brick building housed classrooms on the bottom two floors and the Brothers quarters on the top floor. In 1882, the school was incorporated under the name St. Aloysius Commercial College. The school moved in 1948 to Clay Street and the original building was demolished to build a new city school. In 1968, the Brothers left Vicksburg and St. Aloysius and St. Francis were combined into one school system. A fire destroyed the Clay Street school in 1977 and the present building was constructed in 1979. The building in this mural is the first school building on Grove Street.

Sponsored by: The Alumni and Friends of the Brothers' School
 
Erected 2006 by the City of Vicksburg Riverfront Mural Committee.
 
Location. 32° 21.11′ N, 90° 53.012′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker can be
Brothers of the Sacred Heart Mural image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
2. Brothers of the Sacred Heart Mural
reached from Levee Street south of Grove Street. Touch for map. The Vicksburg Riverfront Murals are located on the Yazoo Diversion Canal levee wall. Marker is at or near this postal address: Levee Street, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Logging on the River" (here, next to this marker); The Steamer Sprague (here, next to this marker); "The Founding of Vicksburg and Methodism" (a few steps from this marker); Carr School (a few steps from this marker); The Vicksburg Garden Clubs and Planters Hall (a few steps from this marker); The Nation's Most Destructive Flood (a few steps from this marker); "The 1953 Vicksburg Tornado" (a few steps from this marker); President McKinley Visits the "Land of Cotton" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Vicksburg Riverfront Mural website. (Submitted on June 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Vicksburg, Mississippi waterfront levee wall murals. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
3. Vicksburg, Mississippi waterfront levee wall murals.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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