Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
Memorial Arch

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Institution Name: Marywood University
Original/Historic Place Name: The Arch
Location on Campus: 2300 Adams Ave.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1902original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Landscape site
Type of landscape–
Large-scale features:
Arch, main entrance to campus.
Other characteristics:
Yes
Materials: limestone
    Function:
1902-present (2007)other (main entrance gate to campus)

Significance: culture, history, landscape, religion
Landmark designation:
none
Narrative: see below
References: see below
 

Narrative:
Marywood University (then College) opened on September 8, 1915. The Sister, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary came to the site more than a decade before, and the Arch along with the Sisters' Motherhouse, was dedicated in 1902. The IHM Motherhouse just behind the Arch burned to the ground in 1971, but the Arch survived and still stands as the main entrance to the campus. The statue of the Mother of God atop the Arch is symbolic of the naming of the campus. Originally, it was Mt. St. Mary's, but it was later changed to Marywood.
 

References:
I. Bibliographic sources:

None specified.

II. Location of other data:
University: Special Collections
 

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