Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Alfred Hall

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Institution Name: Saint Vincent College
Original/Historic Place Name: Alfred Hall
Location on Campus: 300 Fraser Purchase Rd.
Date(s) of Construction:
1907original construction Traxler, Wolfgang
Designer: Br. Wolfgang Traxler, O.S.B.
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Romanesque revival (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, culture, education, engineering, history, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: stone
Walls: brick
Roof: slate
ca. 1907residence hall
ca. 1907-present (2006)classrooms
ca. 2004-present (2006)academic department building (academic offices)
ca. 2004-present (2006)administration

In the last 90 years, the building has been renovated to suit current usage and contemporary codes. It is, however, still in need of a systematic renovation/restoration.

Since 1907 this has been one of the most used buildings in the college. It was the first building to break out of the "quadrangle" design of the campus master plan and the first building to be built by outside contraction. Today it serves as the main administration and classroom building.


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