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)
Foundation: masonry concrete
Walls: limestone
Roof: spancrete
1964-present (2007)chapel

Significance: architecture, religion
Landmark designation:
Narrative: see below
References: see below

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.

I. Bibliographic sources:

None specified.

II. Location of other data:

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