July 06, 2023

Father Eugene McDonnell, SJ becomes pastor in 1916 and leads a fundraising campaign for the construction of new school buildings to instruct both boys and girls (the girls had been studying at St. Joseph’s School, located on the grounds of present-day Georgetown Visitation). Father McDonnell had previously served as pastor of St. Aloysius Church and supervised the construction of Gonzaga College High School’s main building.

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