Saturday, March 29, 2008
St Ann, Bainbridge Avenue, Gun Hill
See pages 478 and 478 for the 1927 creation of the parish of St. Ann on Bainbridge Avenue, just north of Gun Hill Road. Inside the door, another set of stairs leads up to the church. Higher up is the school. Several Bronx parishes have a similar construction of school-above-church. Because of the steps, a ramp has been installed to a new church door along the left side of the building. The rectory address is 3519 Bainbridge Ave., Bronx NY 10467, and the telephone is 718-547-9350.
The address for St. Ann's parish school is 3511 Bainbridge Ave., Bronx NY 10467 telephone 7018-655-3439. It may have 280 students. For years, the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill staffed this school.
The New York Times of March 31, 1928, announced the filing of plants for the school and convent. The pastor is Rev. Martin Cavanagh. The architects are Viemuster and Brady.