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).
Save the Date
Saturday, December 10th
St. Ann's Christmas Dinner & Dance
Party
Knights of Columbus Hall
10110 Shoreview Road
Dallas  75238
for more information
contact:

stannsalumniandflm@gmail.com
Since 2011 St. Ann's Alumni has awarded
scholarships to the following
qualifying  students: