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Mazzuchelli Hall is named for Samuel Mazzuchelli, the founder of the Sinsinawa Dominicans. Mazzuchelli Hall is representative of the Dominican cornerstones of common prayer (Chapel), common student (library, which is now a reading room), and common life (dining room & social hall). Also of significance is the location of the building, which is in the heart of the campus and connected to the convent. The Rosary Chapel is named for Rosary College, the original name of the university. The architecture is of significance as well--beautiful, simple elegance in the old English collegiate style. Of particular significance is the wood paneled walls that surround all four spaces. The wood, dining chairs, and chapel pews were carved by the original university carpenter, Louis Marks. The dining chairs and chapel pews contain carved roses and the university shield.
Centennial Magazine. Online (2006). Dominican University, River Forest, IL. www.dom.edu/news/magazine/archive/Centennial/magazine.html