FL-F78 Convent of Mary Immaculate (1878)

Marker text: CONVENT OF MARY IMMACULATE - (1878)

Built by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, a Canadian Order which first established a school here in 1868. Designed by William Kerr of Ireland, of Romanesque style, with dormered, mansard roofs and central tower. In the Spanish- American war the Sisters offered their services as nurses and the Convent to the Navy as a hospital and rendered devoted service to the wounded and yellow fever victims.

F-78 Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials 1962

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