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   
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
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
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 ( right).
Since 2011 St. Ann's Alumni has awarded
scholarships to the following
qualifying  students:
        
2017 St. Ann's Alumni & Friends of Little Mexico
Scholarship Application
St. Ann’s Alumni & Friends of Little Mexico, Inc. in keeping
with its mission to support the scholastic endeavors of
young people who are descendants of alumni from St. Ann
School or descendants of past residents of the historic
Dallas community of “Little Mexico”, will award Educational
Scholarships to aspiring students who desire to pursue
their collegiate studies
.  

Click Here to view or download a copy of the application.