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Katharine Hall, 1986

Katharine Hall, 1986

This building was named in honor of Mother Katharine Mary Drexel (1858-1955), founder of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (1891).  Having inherited a fortune from her banker father, mother Katharine used it to fund mission schools and churches for Native and African-Americans.  (Photograph by Adam F. Kelly). 

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