Saint Ann Church and School, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
In 2010, as part of the consolidation of Roman Catholic facilities throughout the Cleveland Diocese, the former Saint Ann Church and School at the intersection of Coventry Road and Cedar Road in Cleveland Heights, Ohio merged with three other local Catholic churches — Christ the King, Saint Philomena and Saint Louis — to form an enlarged congregation and communion.
Saint Ann Parish was originally established in the late summer of 1915, as Father John Mary Powers, at the direction of Cleveland’s bishop, directed the groundbreaking for Powers Hall. That structure would serve the newly formed congregation for almost four decades.
Construction of a new church structure for the growing congregation began in 1948, and in late 1952 the impressive present-day church was dedicated. The church’s pale stone edifice provides a dramatic and commanding presence overlooking Coventry and Cedar Roads.
Saint Ann School had been training eight grades of students since 1916, for a number of years within the same structure that hosted church activities. An additional new school building was erected in 1925, expanded in 1960, and remodeled several times since. Until 1999, school instruction was provided primarily by The Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland. Today the Saint Ann Parish provides K-8 parochial schooling for about 280 area students.
The complex of structures of Saint Ann Church & School are justifiably considered architectural landmarks by the City and citizens of Cleveland Heights.
The above view of Saint Ann Church is from this street intersection.
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