Corner of Lake Ave. & Beech Street
The Sisters soon found the house too small to accommodate all who came to them so Father CHEVALIER erected a larger building the following year. Between December 1892 to July 1895, the Sisters cared for 291 orphans. In those early years, though, not all the children were orphans as we think of them today. Some were placed at the school because their parents could no longer care for them or perhaps the mother had died, etc.
Classes and religious instruction were in both English & French as many of the parishioners were immigrants from Québec.
The Sisters also visited the poor and the sick in their homes and cared for some elderly boarders.
The school was going strong in 1941 when it celebrated its 50th anniversary. It closed on September 23, 1958. I was not able to discover why it was closed, but most of the Sisters' boarding schools and orphanages had closed by that time because of changing social needs.
Should anyone wish to obtain school records of relatives having attended St. Vincent de Paul Boarding School in Manchester, NH,they are most probably in the archives of the Community in Montréal, QC
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