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Marywood Academy

Marywood Academy

H.M. Long - 1944

A north-looking view of Marywood Academy, taken from the long drive leading off E. Fulton St., shows the four-story building set on a vast expanse of lawn. The portion of the building to the left of the central section housed classrooms and sleeping quarters for boarding students; the area to the right was living quarters for the nuns; and a chapel was located on the first floor of the central section.


Full Details

TitleMarywood Academy
CreatorH.M. Long
Current Address2025 E. Fulton St.
ArchitectJoseph and Leo A. Brielmeier of E. Brielmeier and Sons of Milwaukee and Chicago
ContractorGeneral contractor: John McNabb and Son, Grand Rapids. Plumbing contractor: Pulte and Sons
Date Constructed1921
Original OwnerDominican Sisters - Grand Rapids
Original UsePrivate school
Information SourceDominican Sisters - Grand Rapids

The ground was broken and cornerstone of the building was laid on June 5, 1921. The school, originally a boarding and day school located on Fountain St. in downtown Grand Rapids, was named Sacred Heart Academy. The name changed to Marywood Academy in 1925.

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