|56: Visitation Monastery and
Academy. Location: 2300 Springhill Avenue.
Text: Founded January 29, 1833, at the request of Rt. Rev. Michael Portier, first Bishop
of Mobile, Sisters from Visitation Monastery of Georgetown, D.C., under direction of
Mother Madeleine Augustine D'Arreger, established the academy for girls. Renowned as an
educational and cultural center in the South, the foundation served as a school until 1952
and now functions as a retreat house. Architect for the building was Claude Beroujon.
[Also see marker number 32 and 58.]
Historic Mobile Preservation Society 1967
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