St. Ann's Parochial School was constructed
in 1927 and was staffed by the Daughters of
Charity. It was a valuable resource for Dallas'
Little Mexico  community, where thousands of
children began their education.

In 1946
St. Ann's Commercial High School
for Girls
was built adjacent to the grade
school. The new school consisted of  five
classrooms, two clubrooms, an
auditorium/gym and a new cafeteria.  

The high school continued to prepare young
girls  for the business world until its closing in
1965.  The elementary school closed in 1974.

In 1999 St. Ann's Parochial school  became
the first building in Dallas with a Mexican
history to be declared a Landmark.











All that remains of the high school is a tile
mosaic of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  See
picture of the mosaic below.
St. Ann's Alumni & Friends of Little Mexico, Inc.™
St Ann's School was located on Harry Hines
Boulevard & N. Harwood in Dallas, Texas
.
 Little Mexico   
According to the City of Dallas, Little Mexico
was formerly a neighborhood that was
predominately populated by Mexican
immigrants at the start of the century. It was
an area bounded at the north end by
Reverchon Park, Maple Avenue on the east
side, McKinney Avenue on the south side,
and the MKT railroad on the west side
(presently Stemmons Freeway).

For those of us that lived there, however, it
was much more than that. It was a way of
life. It was playing in a pick up game of
baseball, football on any given day,
especially the weekends at Pike Park. It was
Easter Sunday at Reverchon Park. It was
shopping at “las tiendas” (neighborhood
grocery stores), such as Chantaca’s,
Mongaras, Martinez, Morales, Villasana’s or
Zuniga’s (walking of course). Or getting
tortillas and “pan dulce” at Mr. Gutierrez'
Todos Tortillas or
Luna’s Tortilla Factory on
McKinney. And who can forget the Cinco de
Mayo and Dies y seis fiestas held at Pike
Park every year. It meant working at least at
“la Neuhoff”, or the A&P, or even at the
Safeway on Cedar Springs.

It was going to school at “la Catolica” (St.
Ann’s parochial school) which was staffed by
the Daughters of Charity.  And of course, it
meant going to Mass on Sunday and holy
days of obligation at Our Lady of Guadalupe
Catholic Church on Harwood Street (above
right).
Mosaic of Our Lady of Guadalupe
St Ann's was the Soul of Little
Mexico!
Click here for the latest copy of the St.
Ann's  Alumni and Friends of Little Mexico
Newsletter.
We the members of St Ann's Alumni & Friends of
Little Mexico Organization hold all of these
memories dear
.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
Since 2011 St. Ann's Alumni has awarded
scholarships to the following
qualifying  students:
        
Did you know that, with the help of Bishop
Lynch, the first Church to Our Lady of
Guadalupe in Dallas was erected in 1914
on Caruth (now Munger Avenue)?  Then in
1925, the church moved to the acquired
Harwood property. In 1977 the name of the
Cathedral was changed to Cathedral
Santuario de Guadalupe.  It is today the
second largest church in the US, surpassed
only by St Patricks in New York.  

Our Lady of Guadalupe has had a church in
Dallas for 100 years .  
2011
Bridget Parker
WT White
$2000
Boston Univ
2011
Natalie Torres
Mabank HS
$2000
E Texas Baptist
College
2012
Jennifer Fierro
Bishop
Lynch HS
$2000
Univ of
Incarnate Word
2012
Brianna Torres
Sunnyvale HS
$2000
Stephen F
Austin Univ
2012
Mateo Adame
Jesuit Prep
$1000
Univ of Notre
Dame
2013
Angelica Fierro
Bishp Lynch
HS
$2000
St. Edwards
Univ
2013
Erin Aley
N Mesquite
HS
$2000
Texas Tech Univ
2014
Cristina Barrera
Round Rock
HS
$3000
SMU
2014
Emma Fores
Highland
Park HS
$2000
Univ of
Arrkansas
2014
Destiny Diaz
Dr. John
Horn HS
$2000
S Arkansas Univ
2014
Celeste
Montelongo
N Garland HS
$2000
Abilene
Christian Univ
2015
Patrick Miramontes
Jesuit
College Prep
$3000
Loyola Univ
2015
Michael Victor
Howel
Bishop
Lynch HS
$2000
Sam Houston
State
2015
Brielle Perez
Kimball HS
$2000
Texas A&M
2015
Collin Buechel
Jesuit
College Prep
$2000
Univ of
Arkansas
2016
Grace Earick
Albuquerque
HS
$3000
Rice University
2016
Christopher
Miramontes
Jesuit
College Prep
$2000
Spring Hill
College
2016
Hiram Olivo
Lake
Highlands
HS
$2000
University of
Arkansas
2016
Nina Flores
Highland
Park HS
$2000
Texas A&M
         
    TOTAL
$40000
 
            Good News
                                            St Ann's School
2016 Recipients of the St. Ann's Scholarship with
Event Chairman, Raul Duarte and Scholarship
Coordinator Olivia Ramos Henderson:  Hiram Olivo,
Nina Flores, and Christopher Miramontes
.
2014 St. Ann's Scholarship recipient Emma Flores
with sister Nina Flores 2016 recipient and their
grandmother Consuelo Zuniga Flores.  Mrs Flores is
a St. Ann's Alumni who lived in Little Mexico.
Christopher Miramontes with grandfather Alphonso
Miramontes, Gloria Miramontes Hinojosa, and
Rebecca Miramontes DeLira.