Resurrection Church/School - 1910

Resurrection Church and School - 1910.

Construction of Resurrection Church and School began in 1909. The Church opened its doors in the spring of 1910, using the ground floor of the new school building. The construction of the school portion of the building was completed in 1912, and the school officially opened in September of that year with an initial enrollment of 115 pupils.

Resurrection Church and School
Under Construction - 1910.
From Brookline Boulevard, Resurrection stands along Creedmoor with construction proceeding on the second floor.

The church remained on the ground floor of the schoolhouse for twenty-nine years, until 1939, when work on the dedicated church building was completed. Below is a photo of the basement sanctuary that was used for almost thirty years by Father Quinn and his associate pastors to celebrate Mass.

Resurrection Church Sanctuary - 1910.
The original church sanctuary in the basement of the school building.

The school building was constructed in four phases. The original basement and office section was built in 1909 to provide a sanctuary for Mass. The remainder of the original school structure came in 1910-1912 creating a "L" shape building. Further additions were built in 1923-24 and in 1928 to create a square building with a small courtyard in the center. The school remained that way until 1957, when separate additions were built, connected to the original building via an underground annex.

School construction phases 1909-1928.

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