Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Happy Birthday and photos, photos, and more photos

Happy Birthday Fr. Jim Gray. Hope you're enjoying the vacation!

I spent part of my day yesterday taking more photos at St. Boniface. It was kind of like seeing the crown jewels stripped of their diadems, with only the setting remaining. Boards are only on the lower windows that opened at the bottom, so the effect is not as traumatic as seeing foot after foot of plywood going up the building.

Also, the former St. Boniface convent was stripped of its stained glass windows on the Schirmer side of the building and covered with newspaper. The convent, too, as mentioned before, is now also for sale. It has been privately owned since the early 1990s, as it housed a home for the elderly.

I really wonder if development will come to this area when so many properties are vacant and for sale or lease. It's not "if you build it, they will come" down here; it's really if you rent or sell it.

In addition, I managed to get some photos to scan from Mary Vasquez of several parish events in 2005. (Many thanks!) We have also had several other folks volunteer their photos a while back, which can be seen here: http://www.catholic-forum.com/churches/028stboniface/rememb.htm

2 Comments:

Anonymous Shannon (Lore) Hawkins said...

Colleen,

I just moved and recently ran across some of the pictures from the field trip we took to the Old Courthouse and the Arch. There's one of one of our friends scarfing a cheeseburger in one bite LOL We had a lot of fun that day! I'm not sure what I have as far as the classroom shots though but I'll take a look soon.

6:02 PM  
Blogger cb said...

Thanks Shannon. Can't wait to see what you have.

Thanks also for the call last night.

7:52 AM  

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