Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Saint Francis Hall

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Institution Name: Saint Leo University
Original/Historic Place Name: Saint Francis Hall
Location on Campus: central
Date(s) of Construction:
1951original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Modern/post-WWII, Regionalist/Vernacular, Other (Glossary)
Significance: history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: masonry
Walls: masonry
Roof: tile
ca. 1951-1957classroom
ca. 1951-1957president's house
ca. 2004-present (2006)administration

Saint Francis Hall served as a primary student classroom building and as a residence for the prep school headmaster, a Benedictine priest. It continued in that use until 1957, when additional classrooms were built and the institution began transitioning from a prep school to a two year and then a four year institution.

It currently holds the offices of the President, Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs, Business, and University Advancement. Other administrative offices, including Alumni Affairs, Human Resources, Finance and Accounting, and Institutional Research, are also located in the building


Horgan, James R. Pioneer College: The Centennial History of Saint Leo College, Saint Leo Abbey, and Holy Name Priory. Saint Leo, FL: Saint Leo College Press, 1989.


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