Kearns St. Ann School & Church
This gallery shows images of the Kearns St. Ann School and Saint Ann Church located at 430 East 2100 South in Salt Lake City.
The primary school building was designed by Carl M. Neuhausen, and was completed in 1899. The building was orginally used as a shelter for the orphaned and destitute children of the area run by the Sisters of the Holy Cross.
In the 1950s, the last of the orphans were placed in foster homes and the mission of the church changed to schooling children. Today the school teaches grades K-8.
The building was named for Thomas Kearns who was a successful miner in Park City, and later the owner of the Salt Lake Tribune. I assume that the name Saint Ann refers to Ann, the grandmother of Jesus.
Sometime last century, a wedge shaped church building landed just East of the school. Origins of the building seem to be in dispute. Well, at least I couldn't find a web site with information on the Saint Ann Parrish Church.