The parish had two school buildings, one here on the southeast corner of Sterling Place and Classon Avenue. There is no longer a parish elementary school, but
about eighty-five students of Brooklyn Jesuit Prep now attend grades 6 though 8 in this building. Further down Classon Avenue, one can see the parish auditorium.
I received this inquiry in February, 2013:
Both my parents graduated from St. Teresa's school in the 1920 - 1930 era . (mother Kathleen Campbell - father - Howard Nicols). My grandmother lived across the street at 568 Sterling Place. I grew up on Carroll St. in St. Ignatius parish and attended St. Francis of Assisi school.
I had a yearbook type magazine about growing up in St. Theresa's parish in particular, and in Brooklyn in general. I lent this to a friend and never got it back. Do you know of this book and where, if possible, I can get a copy.
Any help would be appreciated. Gail Nicols Tumulty gtumulty(at)comcast.net
I graduated from St. Teresa of Avila in June 1958 and my mother in February 1927 when the girls school (Sterling and Classon) was only three stories plus the basement. My mother's brother graduated from the boys school (St. John's and Classon) probably the next year.
I tried to respond to Gail who left the inquiry earlier this month about a “yearbook type magazine” and the e-mail was returned to me. I had copied and pasted it, of course changing the (at) to @ so it was accurate. Can you please check and see if the e-mail address she provided just this month is the same as what appears on your site.
I don’t know where she can get another book, other than Googling it or writing to the author or alumni association, etc., but I might have to what she’s referring, and I also have the St. T’s 1924 Golden Jubilee book and the 1949 Diamond Jubilee book. If there was something in particular she wanted, I could scan it and e-mail it to her.
Many thanks for your efforts! Great job!
Helen Sauer Mirande