Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Bernet Hall

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Institution Name: John Carroll University
Original/Historic Place Name: Bernet Hall
Location on Campus: #14 on campus map
Date(s) of Construction:
1931-1935original construction; April 7, 1931 - October 7, 1935 Small, Philip L.
Designer: Philip L. Small
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Gothic revival, Other (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, education, history, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: concrete
Walls: brick, limestone
Roof: slate, copper
ca. 1935-present (2006)residence hall (renovated into apartment style living in September 1990)

Bernet Hall was part of the original group of buildings constructed for a new university to be located on the east side of Cleveland. The move from the west side was intended to be not just a change of geographical location, but also a matter of providing the location and facilities for an institution that would "develop into a leading Catholic university of the Midwest."


Gavin, Donald P. John Carroll University: A Century of Service. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1985.


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