Baltimore: A. Hoen & Co., 1874. Folio, multi-stone lithograph with hand color, 15” x 19.5”. Ref: McCauley Maryland Historical Prints L62, illus. p.94. Item #100227
Fine perspective view of this historic Maryland landmark, lithographed by Hoen from a painting by Baltimore artist Ludwig Enke. This first free Catholic School for girls was founded in 1809 by Mother Elizabeth Seton and the Sisters of Charity. A large Gothic u-shaped residence building dominates the school’s campus.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton became the first U.S. citizen to be canonized in 1975 at St. Peter’s Square when the honor of Sainthood was bestowed by Pope John Paul VI. Her remains are today interred on the Academy grounds in the Basilica at The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton.