The Original Three

Many children walked three miles of board sidewalks and muddy streets to get to school. A group of three concerned mothers Mary Schneider, Elizabeth Dell, and Angeline Leonard appealed to Archbishop Alexander Christie, Archbishop of Oregon City for permission to build a parish school in Sellwood. They received excellent neighborhood support for this venture as they went door to door.

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St. Agatha Catholic Church

7983 SE 15th Ave.

Portland, OR 97202


St. Agatha Catholic School
7960 SE 15th Ave.
Portland, OR 97202     

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