Built by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus & Mary, a Canadian Order which first established a school here in 1868. Designed by William Kerr of Ireland, of Romanesque style, with dormered mansard roofs, and central tower. In the Spanish-American War the Sisters offered their services as nurses and the Convent to the Navy as a hospital, and rendered devoted service to the wounded and yellow fever victims.
You can find this historic marker for the Convent Of Mary Immaculate near the parking lot at the St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church located at the corner of Truman Avenue & Windsor Lane. While there, check out these formerly blogged sites within 2-minutes walking distance on the same grounds: Stations Of The Cross Mosaics, Monument To The Unborn, & Nun Tree Monument.