The Administration Building

The Administration Building: In 1890, the Administration building is under construction for Loretto Heights Academy, an elementary and secondary school for girls. The Administration Building, originally called Tower Hall, was the first building on campus. When completed, a year later, nineteen Sisters of Loretto at the Foot of the Cross and fifty-one students move in.

San Francisco College for Women (Lone Mountain): Library

San Francisco College for Women (Lone Mountain): Library: This postcard shows the interior of the College’s library. Reverend Mother Rosalie Hill agreed to make building the library a priority at the request of Monsignor Joseph M. Gleason. He required the library building as a condition in donating his valuable rare book collection to the College.  …


Academy of the Sacred Heart

Academy of the Sacred Heart, San Francisco, California: This postcard depicts the exterior of the Sacred Heart Academy building on Jackson Street in San Francisco. The markings on the postcard indicate rooms that are described in the handwritten message to May (and probably Mrs. Martha Clarke) from Agnes, a member of the convent. As a …