Site Of Saint
Francis Xavier Academy
(314 Rusk Avenue,
Founded in 1876 by the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur, Belgium,
in association with St. Patrick's Catholic Church, St. Francis Xavier Academy
was the first of six Texas schools organized by the Sisters. After purchasing
a house, Sisters Augustine, Adelphine, Anne, and Benedictine opened their
doors to 46 day students and 8 boarders, all girls, from Texas and the
Indian territory for the study of the arts, sciences, and classics. A 1901
Gothic brick edifice became the main structure of St. Francis Xavier. The
academy consolidated with the St. Patrick's school and became coeducational
in 1924. St. Francis Xavier closed in 1968, and the academy buildings were
razed in 1971.
By Elaine Nall Bay & Patricia Nall
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