When Chuck Dahlkemper graduated from Cathedral Prep in 1952, tuition was $32 per year. Dad was already mowing lawns and providing lawn care and when he graduated, he picked up the work taking care of the Cathedral block.
He gave this section on West 9th St. special attention. The lawns here were just outside of the administrative offices where a young St. Benedict Academy graduate was working as a secretary. She was spending time working here while contemplating entering the convent. Monsignor ' Black Mac ' MacDonald chastised him good naturedly for wearing out the grass outside the office windows and that secretary, Mary Jane Seelinger became his bride!
Improving Cathedral Prep's environment for 60 years!