Saint Vincent Academy; another mystery solved
In the vicinity of Bethany Baptist Church, a foto of which I showed here April 30th, is Saint Vincent Academy. Its website says:
In the heart of Newark, encircled by one of our most challenged cities, lies a school that has changed the lives of countless women over the past 136 years.(Oddly, when I went to check the formatting of that text, I found a different quote, from a different person, as the last paragraph of the passage above. I guess the site floats among quotes, with the beginning passage staying unchanged.)
It's a place where an ethnically diverse mix of students has achieved post-secondary education rates of 95%, where school attendance is routinely in the 98% range, where deserving students from Greater Newark can experience the joy of a future filled with possibility.
It's a place of miraculous achievements.
And it's called Saint Vincent Academy.
"True to our founder, St. Vincent de Paul, we are not encouraging the girls to leave the city, but to help make it a better place for people who have fewer opportunities. SVA has always educated young girls for their role as women in society."
Sister Noreen Neary, Faculty, Science Teacher
Here are two pix, first of a newer section, then of an older section.
The building above is diagonally across the street from the Priory Restaurant at St. Joseph Plaza, which I'll show sometime in the future.
Meanwhile, I got email today that solved the mystery of the tower I showed April 27th.
This was the Borden Milk Company building. I remember when I was a kid the glass milk bottles moving about on conveyors in the building.I found a couple of references to Borden on the Old Newark website, but no pictures of it in its heyday. That reminds me that Breyer's ice cream used to have an animated billboard we watched go thru its phases as we passed on the Turnpike. I don't know, however, if that was just an advertising billboard or marked the spot of a Breyer's plant.
Newark is a great location for manufacturing operations of all kinds of perishables to serve the East Coast, since it is midway in Megalopolis and has transportation of every kind right at hand.