St. Francis Academy (Virtue House), 1892-1903.

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Record 1674/2101
Collection McCord
Date of photo 1892-1903
Description St. Francis Academy (Virtue House), 1892-1903.

No image attached. This is an 8 x 10 print of photo 1981.1.4107.

When James W. Virtue gave up his banking business in Baker City and moved to Portland, he sold his mansion, which sat in the middle of the block bounded by Main, First, Baker, and Church facing Church Street, to the Sisters of St. Francis. The sisters added a huge wing and turned the structure into a 12-year school for girls of all ages and for boys up to age 12. It even offered normal school courses for the training of many of this area's teachers.

Object ID 1981.1.4109
Place Church, 1900, north
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