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Black and white photograph of the St. Joseph’s Academy high school class of 1883

St. Joseph’s Academy high school class of 1883

High school class of St. Joseph’s Academy, 1883. Image courtesy of the archives of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province.

Black and white engraving made in 1863 of the exterior of St. Joseph’s Academy.

Engraving of the exterior of St. Joseph’s Academy

Engraving made in 1863 of the exterior of St. Joseph’s Academy. Image reproduced by Claussen's Studio of St. Paul and used courtesy of the archives of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province.

St. Joseph’s Academy, St. Paul

St. Joseph’s Academy traces its origins to 1851, when the first Sisters of St. Joseph opened a school for girls in a log cabin on the banks of the Mississippi. One hundred and twenty years later, the final St. Joseph’s Academy High School closed its doors. Today, its buildings on Marshall and Western Avenues are on the National Register of Historic Places and still in use.

Black and white photograph of Edward F. Waite posed with students at Waite Park School, c.1955.

Edward F. Waite posed with students at Waite Park School

Edward F. Waite (first row, center right) posed with students at Waite Park School, c.1955. Photograph by Newburg Studio.

Black and white photograph of the exterior of the Emanuel Cohen Memorial Center at 1701 Oak Park Avenue in Minneapolis, c.1940.

Emanuel Cohen Center, 1701 Oak Park Avenue, Minneapolis

The exterior of the Emanuel Cohen Memorial Center at 1701 Oak Park Avenue in Minneapolis, c.1940. Photograph by the Minneapolis Star Journal Tribune.

Black and white photograph of the exterior of the Emanuel Cohen Memorial Center at 909 Elwood Avenue in Minneapolis, 1925.

Emanuel Cohen Memorial Center, 909 Elwood Avenue, Minneapolis

The exterior of the Emanuel Cohen Memorial Center at 909 Elwood Avenue in Minneapolis, 1925.

Black and white photograph of the Emanuel Cohen Center pre-Kindergarten graduating class, 1955.

Emanuel Cohen Center pre-Kindergarten graduating class

Graduates of a pre-Kindergarten class of the Emanuel Cohen Center pose for a group portrait in front of the ECC building, 1955.

Black and white photograph of staff of the Emanuel Cohen Center in Minneapolis, 1948.

Staff at the Emanuel Cohen Center, Minneapolis

Staff of the Emanuel Cohen Center in Minneapolis, 1948.

Exterior view of Wilkommen Heritage and Preservation Society of Norwood Young America

Wilkommen Heritage and Preservation Society of Norwood Young America.

Exterior view of Wilkommen Heritage and Preservation Society of Norwood Young America, 2013. Photograph by LaVonne Kroells.

Black and white photograph of the playground at the Jewish Educational Center in St. Paul, 1946.

Playground at the Jewish Educational Center, St. Paul

The playground at the Jewish Educational Center in St. Paul, 1946.

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