On the Grounds of the Ursuline Academy and Convent
by Paula Bosse
Between classes… (click for much larger image)
by Paula Bosse
I love this photo of Ursuline girls at the fantastically ornate school and convent in Old East Dallas. See more photos of the school, convent, and grounds in my post “Nicholas J. Clayton’s Neo-Gothic Ursuline Academy,” here.
Sources & Notes
Photo by Clogenson, from a postcard in the George W. Cook Dallas/Texas Image Collection, DeGolyer Library, Central University Libraries, Southern Methodist University; it is accessible here. I have un-colorized it.
See the scale of the Ursuline property on a 1922 Sanborn map, here. It is now mostly a parking lot, across from the Dallas Theological Seminary; a sad 21st-century view of what the former campus property looks like is here.
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Sorry if this is an obvious question, but where was the Ursuline Convent located in East Dallas? Google isn’t giving me much. TIA.
oops…pay no mind to my query….I found the answer in the post you linked to…
I probably should have mentioned that. It was on property bounded by Live Oak, Haskell, Bryan, and St. Joseph streets, some of which is now occupied by the Dallas Theological Seminary.
I grew up on Live Oak (2629) and passed Ursuline frequently, but cannot remember where I was going! My elementary school, San Jacinto, was off Washington.
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Thanks for mentioning this, Jeff. I just added a map to both Ursuline posts!
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