St. John's School (1932)

© Photographed November 29, 2014
Recognized 2013 by Green Bay Historic Preservation Commission
Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin
44.508560, -88.016170
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St. John's School is located on westbound one-way St. John Street, at its intersection with southbound one-way South Jefferson Street, and is part of the larger complex of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, located at 413 St. John Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301.

St. John the Evangelist Parish: "Footprints in History" -- St. John Evangelist School (1931-1932)
© 2010 Thomas Schampers – St. John the Evangelist Archivist
Available by gracious and generous permission

St. John the Evangelist School / Homeless Shelter: Brown County Historical Society 2009 Preservation Award for "Building Adaptive Re-Use"
© 2010 Thomas Schampers – St. John the Evangelist Archivist
Available by gracious and generous permission

It is in the former gymnasium of this building that St. John's operates the St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter.

See also, Brown County: Historic Sites Recognized by the City of Green Bay, to view all awarded properties. 

See also, St. John the Evangelist Congregation, a related marker at a nearby location.


This building is the "third" St. John's School.
On November 20, 1932 Bishop Paul Rhode dedicated the new ["third"] St. John’s School. Many activities were held in the new updated auditorium/gymnasium. The new school included ten classrooms, a nurse’s room, a dining room, an office, a library, a gymnasium w/stage and balcony, and a kitchen living area for the Sisters who taught at St. John’s.

The Sisters residing at St. Joseph’s Academy traveled each day to teach at St. John’s School. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondalet taught school at St. John’s from 1893 until 1977. The Class or 1977 was the last to graduate from this school.
© 2010 Thomas Schampers – St. John the Evangelist Archivist
Used with gracious and generous permission

Evolution of St. John's School over the years:
Screenshots of vintage postcards provided by CardCow.com.

Screenshot of vintage postcard provided by CardCow.com.
Postmarked July 24, 1909
St. John's Cathedral, Green Bay, Wis. 
The post card shows the third St. John's Church (center), built in 1872, plus the
school (to the right) built in 1890 and torn down in 1931. Also shown is
the rectory (to the left), built in 1880 and sold in 1921. The building
on the far right is St. Joseph's Academy.
Historical information generously provided by
Tom Schampers, St. John's Archivist

 Screenshot of vintage postcard provided by CardCow.com.
St. John's Church, Green Bay, Wis.

Screenshot of vintage postcard provided by CardCow.com.
Postmarked March 13, 1946
St. John's Church, Green Bay, Wis. -- 25 / Parsonage / School

From a distance, the building initially seemed so "simple";
then I looked through my camera lens . . . 






I've never seen a "crooked" column like this before.




The school is part of the block-square complex of
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

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