St. Joe High School holds last open house at old location

It is the final chapter and long goodbye to St. Joseph's high school along State Road 933.

Sunday, alumni and their families toured the beloved school for the last time before the new facility opens this fall.

Sunday afternoon, the now former institution held a final open house for people to walk the halls one last time, take photos, and purchase memorabilia.

The school, which opened back in 1953, was the first consolidated catholic high school in the South Bend area.

The new location sits on the near northeast side at the site of the former St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.

Sunday marked a bittersweet moment for both faculty and students.

“They're sad about this building closing because there are so many memories here,” said Henry Chandler, a social studies teacher. “But they certainly understand that we're going to take those memories and make some more and make some good ones at 453 Notre Dame Avenue as well.”

The new school will now be called St. Joseph high school.

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