St. John’s School for the Deaf

Glance at Yesteryear

This photo shows St. John’s School for the Deaf in St. Francis. Founded in 1876, St. John’s was a Catholic school for deaf children at 3680 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. that closed in 1983. It was run by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi. The 12-acre site is now home to Deer Creek Intermediate School.

— This photo is from the Milwaukee Public Museum’s Photo Archives collection.

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