New acquisition and two special visitors

Bryan and Anna Russell examine the architect's drawing of the Villa St. Michael Baltimore with Provincial Archivist Dee Gallo

Bryan and Anna Russell examine the architect’s drawing of the Villa St. Michael in Baltimore with Provincial Archivist Dee Gallo (used with permission of the Lynch and Russell families and the Daughers of Charity Provincial Archives)

The Provincial Archives had two very special visitors yesterday: Bryan and Anna Russell, the great grandchildren of William J. Lynch, Jr., a Construction Consultant for many of the building projects that housed the work of the Daughters of Charity across the United States. Bryan and Anna brought with them the architects’ drawing of the former Villa Saint Michael in Baltimore, a retirement facility for senior sisters until 1972 when that ministry was transferred to the current Villa Saint Michael here on the campus in Emmitsburg. Together with Provincial Archivist Dee Gallo, Bryan and Anna carefully studied the details of the drawing; of special interest were the cars and the trees! The Provincial Archives thanks the Lynch family for their generous donation of the rendering. Archives will put it to good use as we continue to document the legacy of the Daughters of Charity in the United States.

Another view of the architect's rendering of the Villa St. Michael in Baltimore (used with permission of Daughters of Charity Provincial Archives)

Another view of the architect’s rendering of the Villa St. Michael in Baltimore (used with permission of Daughters of Charity Provincial Archives)

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