Academy of Our Lady/Spalding Institute

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Academy of Our Lady/Spalding Institute
Spalding Pastoral Center, Peoria.JPG
Spalding Institute is now part of the Spalding Pastoral Center
Academy of Our Lady/Spalding Institute is located in Illinois
Academy of Our Lady/Spalding Institute
Location 401 NE Madison Ave.
Peoria, Illinois
Coordinates 40°41′47.61″N 89°35′16.89″W / 40.6965583°N 89.5880250°W / 40.6965583; -89.5880250Coordinates: 40°41′47.61″N 89°35′16.89″W / 40.6965583°N 89.5880250°W / 40.6965583; -89.5880250
Governing body Private
Part of North Side Historic District (Peoria, Illinois) (#83003588 [1])
Added to NRHP November 21, 1983

Academy of Our Lady and Spalding Institute were Catholic high schools across the street from each other in downtown Peoria, Illinois.

The Academy (AOL), a girls' school, traced its lineage back to 1863. The Spalding Institute (SI), the boys' school, was founded in 1899 by the Franciscan Brothers of Mountbellew, Ireland, at the invitation of John Lancaster Spalding, the first Bishop of Peoria. It was one of the communities which left that religious congregation to split off and become part of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis of Penance, based in Rome, Italy.

The schools merged into one co-educational school, Academy of Our Lady/Spalding Institute in 1973.[2] AOL/SI (also known as Academy/Spalding) was merged with Bergan High School to form Peoria Notre Dame High School in 1988, and the campus was closed at the end of the 1988–1989 school year.

Buildings on the campus are contributing properties of the North Side Historic District.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Our History". Peoria, Illinois: Peoria Notre Dame High School. 2010-08-18. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 
  3. ^ http://www.peoriagov.org/mayors-office/