Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Brescia Hall

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Institution Name: College of New Rochelle
Original/Historic Place Name: Brescia Hall
Location on Campus: Castle Pl.
Date(s) of Construction:
1921original construction Murphy & Dana
1925completion of south wing
1926completion of north wing
Designer: Murphy & Dana (Talbot, Hamlin & McGill)
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Gothic revival, Other (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: stone
Roof: slate
1921-present (2006)residence hall
ca. 2004-present (2006)other (campus ministry offices)

The original configuration of Brescia Hall was completed in 1921. A South wing in 1925, and a North wing in 1926. The interior was painted in 1988 1989 and 1997 1998. Some roof work was done in 1990. Deferred maintenance issues include roof repair, stone pointing, and electrical work.

Brescia Hall maintains the Collegiate Gothic style prevalent in many campus buildings, and was recognized in the February 1927 issue of American Architect. It has housed students for over 80 years.


American Architect (February 1927).


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