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Stop 03: Saint Ann Catholic Church

  • Overview

    This church was created in 1934, because a group of African Americans were tired of attending Mass near a sign that read, "Colored Catholics Sit Here." Historically, St. Ann's served the blacks while St. Patrick's was predominantly white. However, the St. Ann Catholic School was the first school in North Carolina to be integrated from its inception. Another unique aspect of St. Ann Church is the beautiful collection of stained glass windows depicting the church's history.

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view or by appointment only.

    Next Stop: Continue on North Cool Spring Street and take the first right out of the roundabout onto Person Street. Veer right on Bow Street. Turn right onto Ann Street. First Presbyterian Church is on your right.

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