St Anne Catholic Church – 2nd Ave W & W Lee

St. Anne Catholic Church, undated
St. Anne Catholic Church, undated

The first St. Anne Church, completed in 1908, stood on the corner of Lee Street and 2nd Ave. W.  The style was California Mission.

Its stucco walls did not last long in the damp.  In 1926, the church was practically rebuilt.  Its exterior was replaced with cedar shingles.  The interior of the church was also completely redecorated.  The large cross and statue of St.  Anne and Mary were lit by electric lights, making them prominent Queen Anne landmarks at night.

The current St. Anne Catholic Parish, located next door to the original church, was completed in 1963.  The old church was torn down in the mid-1960’s.

The church built their convent in 1930.  Located near the parish school, the two-story clinker brick structure designed in the European monastic style housed the Sisters of Holy Names who served St. Anne’s School.

Additional Reading

QA History:  “Housing Nurses and Nuns
Read more about the history of the Saint Anne Catholic Church at the church’s website.