Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Dorcas Chapel

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Institution Name: Marian College (WI)
Original/Historic Place Name: Dorcas Chapel
Location on Campus: corner of E. Division St. and S. National Ave.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1964original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Materials:
Foundation: masonry concrete
Walls: limestone
Roof: spancrete
 
    Function:
1964-present (2007)chapel

Significance: architecture, religion
Landmark designation:
none
Narrative: see below
References: see below
 

Narrative:
The Dorcas chapel is elliptical in shape, with the top two thirds of made in the shape of a sewing basket. Dorcas was a seamstress in the Bible.
 

References:
I. Bibliographic sources:

None specified.

II. Location of other data:
 

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