Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Gill Library

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Institution Name: College of New Rochelle
Original/Historic Place Name: Mother Irene Gill Memorial Library
Location on Campus: Castle Pl.
Date(s) of Construction:
1938original construction Vorhees, Walker, Foley & Smith
2002complete renovation The Hillier Group
Designer: Vorhees, Walker, Foley & Smith; HillierArchitects
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Modern/pre-WWII, Other (Glossary)
Significance: history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: stone
ca. 1938other (archives)
1938-present (2006)other (offices)
1938-present (2006)library
ca. 2004-present (2006)classroom (multimedia)

Gill Library, built in 1938, has a collection of some 200,000 volumes and subscribes to over 1200 periodicals. The library is named after Mother Irene Gill, who founded The College of New Rochelle in 1904. The library was totally renovated and rededicated in 2002.


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