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Holy Trinity Catholic Convent

Holy Trinity Catholic Convent


Holy Trinity Catholic Convent

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a.k.a. Catholic Center

316 Vine St
Evansville, IN

Quick Timeline

<1884 Sisters home is built
1950 Reopens as Catholic Center
1965 Torn down after center moves out


Northwest side of Vine St between 3rd and 4th, next to alley
District: Downtown
Latitude: 37.973071
Longitude: -87.573204
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The Holy Trinity sisters' home was the convent of the nuns teaching at the school. In 1853 the Sisters of Providence came to teach the children of the Holy Trinity parish and in 1860 a school was built for the girls only. (convent?)

The former convent was later turned into the Catholic Information Center. It opened March 19 1950 providing library and information services.

The old sisters' home was vacated at the end of July 1965 when the Catholic Center moved near UE. The center relocated into an old house at 1901 Lincoln Ave and was renamed the Newman Center. The old building, the last of the original Holy Trinity structures, was subsequently razed. The site is now a parking lot.


It was termed a "vine-covered landmark".

When it was torn down, it was the last of the original Holy Trinity structures. The old rectory, school and church had all been destroyed.

See also

Press article - Catholic Center Lays Plans for July Move Churches / Religion Downtown district

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