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Xavier Hall, once known as the Verrill family home, was built in 1925. It is situated such that it overlooks Lake Sebago with a direct view of Mt. Washington, 60 miles away in New Hampshire. It is surrounded by green lawn and fronted with a stonewall enclosing beautiful flower gardens.
When Saint Joseph's College first moved to Standish, this building served as a residence hall for the senior women. As the operations of the College increased, the building was gradually given over to the President and other senior officers for their use.
Xavier Hall is one of the few remaining pre-World War II estate houses on Lake Sebago. Its grand styles, location on a 330-acre parcel of land, and extensive use of native stone is representative of Lake Sebago region estates of the period from about 1880 until 1930.
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