Brothers from St. Ann's Academy, NYC, who worked on the Esopus renovations summer 1952

During the school year, student brothers at Marian College spent one or two weeks on a rotating basis to assist Brother Francis Xavier with the renovations to the English Village section.  The architect was John Alan Ahlers, a former Marist Brother who became an architect and did significant design work for Catholic schools and churches in Baltimore, MD. During the summers, two professional masons were supplemented by Brother volunteers who had been teaching during the academic year.  Some of those from St. Ann's Academy were:

top row:  Richard Foy (Br Linus Richard), Peter Ginnity (Bro Brendan Regis)
middle :  William Lee (Br William), Raymond Ward, and Bro Sixtus Victor Luizzo.
bottom right:   Raymond Weiss (Br Gerard Matthew)

All pictured taught at St. Ann's.  Ray Ward taught third grade, the others in the high school division.

   top row:  Richard Foy (Br Linus Richard), Peter Ginnity (Bro Brendan Regis)
   middle row:  William Lee (Br William), Raymond Ward, and Bro Sixtus Victor Luizzo.
   bottom right:   Raymond Weiss (Br Gerard Matthew)

click here for further details on the Esopus project


photo received November 20, 2008 from Laurence and Joanne Sullivan.  Photo was taken in Bro. Michael Kieran's bedroom on the fifth floor by Bro Lawrence Hanshumaker, who had also worked that summer on the Esopus project.