Aerial photo of Villanueva taken from 1957 yearbook
Inside the church
One of my colleagues is a relative of the late Rev. John Kelly, former rector at la Universidad de Santo Tomás de Villanueva along Quinta Avenida in Havana.
The university is now a school for computer science students, but the church is closed.
I shot photos of the church a few weeks ago and am posting them here, along with some old photos of the church that I took from a 1957 Villanueva yearbook.
It looks like the cross is missing from the top of the church. I wonder what happened to that.
I am interested in talking to anyone who attended Villanueva before or around the time Fidel Castro took power. Please e-mail me if you attended or know someone who did and would like to share your memories of the school for a story. I'm also interested in knowing if there is talk or plans of someday reopening or restoring the church.