Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project

 

 
St. John's Historic Register Buildings

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Institution Name: Saint John's University
Original/Historic Place Name: St. John's Historic Register Buildings
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
varioussee narrative Unknown
Type of Place: Building group
Style(s) of majority of buildings: Other:
Style(s) of minority of buildings: not applicable
Building group type:
Relationship to landscape:
none specified
Ideas associated with building group:
none specified
    Function:

Significance: architecture, education, history, landscape, religion
Landmark designation:
National RegisterSt. John's Abbey and University Historic District (1979)
Narrative: see below
References: see below
 

Narrative:
+ 1869, +1878, +1903, 1939, 1974, 1993: Woodworking shop, Raphael Knapp OSB; Linus Ascheman OSB.

1868, 1894, 1928, 1976: Quadrangle, Saint Raphael Hall Health Center. Vincent Schiffer OSB; Traynor Assoc.

1869, 1891, 1950, 1981: Quadrangle, Southeast. Vincent Schiffer OSB.

1874, 1879, 1897, 1950: Quadrangle, East. Gregory Steil OSB.

1878, 1981, 1993: Butcher shop (Electric shop). Gregory Steil OSB.

1878: Smoke House. Gregory Steil OSB.

1879, 1891, 1937, 1961: Quadrangle, Great Hall (former church). Gregory Steil OSB.

1883, 1978, 1984: Quadrangle, NW, W, SW. Gregory Steil OSB.

+1889, +1892, 1912, 1914, 1999. Luke Hall, Raphael Knapp OSB, Rafferty St. Paul.

1891, 1923, 1984, 1992. Saint Joseph Hall, +garage, & relocation. Raphael Knapp OSB.

1901, 1928, 1964, 1999. Wimmer Hall (Old Library). Charles Aldrich, Rafferty.

1901, 1937, 1949, 1986. Guild Hall (Old Gymnasium). Charles Aldrich.

1904, 1914, 1983, 1992. Saint Francis House (Convent). Raphael Knapp OSB; Traynor Assoc., St. Cloud.

1907, 1933, 1984. Saint Gregory House (Infirmary). Gregory Steil OSB; Traynor Assoc.

1909, 1923. Quadrangle, Cold Corridor. Raphael Knapp OSB.

1910, 1989. Simons Hall (formerly Engel Hall). Raphael Knapp OSB, RRT.

1912, 1977, 1993. Paint Shop (laundry). Raphael Knapp OSB.

1916, 1979. Quadrangle, Devil's Tower. Raphael Knapp OSB.

1919, 1934. Plumbing and Candle Shops. Raphael Knapp OSB.

1921, 1996-1999. Benet Hall & Archway. John Comes, Pittsburgh; Rafferty.

1927, 1984. Auditorium & Music Building. O'Meara & Hills, St. Paul; HGA.

1945, 1949, 1958, 1980, 1988, 1999. Power House & Stack. Toltz, King & Day, St. Paul.

1958, 1984. Abbey Church. Marcel Breuer & Associates.

1883, 1972. Quadrangle, Dining Room renovation. Traynor, Hermanson & Hahn.

[+ means building no longer exists or was replaced]
 

References:
I. Bibliographic sources:

Barry, Colman J. Worship and Work: Saint John's Abbey & University, 1856-1992. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1993.

Nelson, Charles W., and Father Vincent G. Tegeder. St. John's Abbey and University Historic District, National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/ National Park Service, 1979.

II. Location of other data:
University: Special Collections
SHPO
Government Offices
 

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