Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Dorcas Chapel

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Institution Name: Marian College (WI)
Original/Historic Place Name: Dorcas Chapel
Location on Campus: corner of E. Division St. and S. National Ave.
Date(s) of Construction:
1964original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Modern/post-WWII (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: masonry concrete
Walls: natural limestone
Roof: spancrete
1964-present (2006)chapel

The Dorcas chapel is elliptical in shape, with the top two thirds of made in the shape of a sewing basket. Dorcas was a seamstress in the Bible.


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