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Hickey Dining Hall

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Institution Name: St. Bonaventure University
Original/Historic Place Name: Hickey Dining Hall
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction:
1930original construction Oakley, Chester
Designer: Chester Oakley
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Romanesque revival, Other (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Materials:
Foundation: concrete
Walls: brick
Roof: terra cotta tile
 
Function:
ca. 1930-present (2006)dining hall
 

Narrative:
The Hickey Dining Hall was constructed in 1930, as part of the replacement for a major complex of college buildings on the same site that had been destroyed by fire. Designed by noted Buffalo architect, Chester Oakley, it was the second major building of a series which established a grouping of Florentine style buildings. The ornate brickwork and tile roofs produce a unique environment which reflects the University's roots in the Italy of St. Francis and St. Bonaventure.
 

References:

Angelo, Mark V. The History of St. Bonaventure University. St. Bonaventure: Franciscan Institute, 1961.

Eaton, Betty. "Chester Oakley: His Work on the St. Bonaventure University Campus." Typescript. Spring 1983. Archives, St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY.

O'Neill, Megan. "Buildings of Saint Bonaventure." Online (2006). St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY.
http://web.sbu.edu/friedsam/archives/studentpages/buildings/Index.htm

 

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