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In 1887, St. Francis Xavier Academy stood at the corner of Seventh St. and Fifth Ave. The building, then surrounded by young trees and a white rail fence, was used as an exclusive girls school which attracted students from all over the Midwest. At…

More recently used as a classroom building and convent for St. Francis students and teachers, it has outlived its usefulness. The convent was moved into a new building at left. New additions in the lower picture include street paving, street…
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