Our Historic Building
The original building purchased from the Redemptorists for roughly $18,000 no longer exists.
It was demolished to make way for the new St. James Church and Rectory. The oldest remaining building was constructed in 1852, and the first addition was constructed in 1862. In 1885, the building housing the current Parlors and Auditorium was constructed. In 1892, the current Chapel was built. Expansions were made in 1926 for additional classroom space. In 1992 the Marion I. Knott Gymnasium was constructed where the courtyard with convent garden, gazebo and Blessed Mother’s Grotto once was. The grotto was later relocated to a small courtyard off the first floor.