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St. Francis de Sales High School Building
Historic Property for Sale

St. Francis de Sales High School Building
Powhatan, VA
1899
Up to 75 acres
Request for Proposals

St Francis de Sales
St Francis de Sales
St Francis de Sales
St Francis de Sales
St Francis de Sales
St Francis de Sales
St Francis de Sales
St Francis de Sales
St Francis de Sales
St Francis de Sales

More Information

Click on above photos to see larger image. These photos were taken in 2007.

FrancisEmma, Inc., a non-profit corporation established by the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, is requesting proposals from experienced, creative architects, building, and real estate development firms OR for a philanthropic individual or nonprofit group. St. Francis de Sales, “The Castle” on the James was built in 1899 by the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, a religious community of Sisters founded by St. Katharine Drexel in1891. It opened as a school for African American young women. FrancisEmma, Inc. is seeking a redevelopment plan for the adaptive re-use of the building that will be consistent with its vision for sustainable development and the preservation of this historical site.

St. Francis de Sales, a 70,000 square foot building, contains a chapel designed by H. A. Roby and a functional school building designed by C. L. Dodd. The original building was completed in 1899, and a renovation including an addition was completed in 1954. The Sisters have identified the following primary objectives in pursuing the rehabilitation and renovation of the St. Francis de Sales building.

A variety of uses for the St. Francis de Sales building are possible. These uses include but are not limited to those centered on education, spiritual outreach, health and elder care, environmental study, sustainable agriculture, tourist and recreational endeavors and mixed income housing. Up to 75 acres of land will be negotiated to facilitate site development.

Contact:

Sister Maureen T. Carroll Executive Director, FrancisEmma, Inc.
maureentc@aol.com
804-598-8938


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