A Twentieth Century History of Southwest Texas Volume 1

9781235824364: A Twentieth Century History of Southwest Texas Volume 1

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1907 Excerpt: ... evident that more ample accommodations would be required. Accordingly in November, 1853, tnc school and residence which till then had been separate, were joined and transferred to the present site of the institution--the original building, a stone structure, 60x80 feet, and two stories high, now forming the central part of the enlarged building fronting College street, then known as Water street. On Christmas day, 1854, Brothers Charles Francis and Eligius Beyrer arrived in San Antonio. They were then in the prime of life, had received a liberal education and were prepared to devote all their energies to the progress of the incipient institution, with whose subsequent history their careers became intimately identified. At the close of the session 1854-1855, the attendance of the school was 150 pupils, forty of whom were boarders. In consequence of the increase in the corps of teachers and the systematic instruction, the improvement of gradation in studies, and proper classification of pupils were made possible, and the object ot the Brothers to elevate the standard of the school to the rank of a college, could gradually be accomplished. When, in 1859, Brother J. Moore, a thorough scholar and an accomplished educator, became connected with the school, its ascendency received an additional impetus. It was about this time that James and Bryan Callaghan, Anton Adam, B. Mauermann, H. Elmendorf, C. F. Kleine, A. Biesenbach, A. and E. Steves and others, who afterwards attained recognition in administrative positions, or became prominent citizens of San Antonio, attended St. Mary"s. Brother Edel, whose untiring energy was the main-spring in this gratifying progress of the school, prudently foresaw the future possibilities and took measures for increased accommodati...

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