Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Solano Hall

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Institution Name: Quincy University
Original/Historic Place Name: St. Aloysius Orphanage
Location on Campus: 20th St.
Date(s) of Construction:
1919original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Beaux-Arts classicism (Glossary)
Significance: education
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Materials:
Foundation: limestone
Walls: brick
Roof:
 
Function:
ca. 1919-1945other (orphanage; did not belong to Quincy University)
ca. 1945-1964residence hall (men)
ca. 1964-present (2006)academic department building (music)
 

Narrative:
Solano Hall began as an orphanage in 1919. It was purchased by Quincy University in 1945 and served as a men's dorm until 1964. Since then it has housed the music department and has been remodeled to include rehearsal rooms, classrooms, faculty offices, and a recital hall. Although in need of renovation, it is in use daily by not only university music students but also by music students from the Quincy schools.
 

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