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Historic building burns in DeSmet

The Sisters of Charity of Providence school in DeSmet, Idaho burned overnight Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. The building was more than 100 years old and was a landmark in the tiny settlement of DeSmet on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation.


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The Sisters of Charity of Providence school in DeSmet, Idaho. Photo 12/18/1953. Photo Archives/The Spokesman-Review.


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In 1953 the Sisters of Charity of Providence Convent School in Desmet, Idaho, had a new fire escape built onto their school. The students gathered on the apparatus to test it and have a photo taken.


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A group of unidentified men stand in front of the Sisters of Charity of Providence school in DeSmet, Idaho. Photo 04/06/1909.


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The Sisters of Charity of Providence school in DeSmet, Idaho, rear view. Photo 04/06/1909.


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1936 - DeSmet Indian Mission. School on the left, church on right, built about 2 years later than Cataldo Mission. About 90 Indian girls attend school here. Photo 06/16/1936.


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The Sisters of Charity of Providence School looked like this in about 1915. DeSmet, Idaho Photo postcard, circa 1915.

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