Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Mercy Hall

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Institution Name: Salve Regina University
Original/Historic Place Name: Ochre Court Carriage House; Ochre Court Estate Stables
Location on Campus: Lawrence Ave.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1889original construction Hunt, Richard Morris
2001art gallery and theater created in the former gymnasium space Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: none specified
Walls: red brick; wood painted white (trim)
Roof: asphalt shingle roof
ca. 1889-1948private residence (Ogden Goelet family)
ca. 2001-present (2007)museum (art gallery)
ca. 2004-present (2007)academic department building (art, theater)
ca. 2004-present (2007)theater (two theaters)
ca. 2004-present (2007)faculty offices
ca. 2004-present (2007)classrooms (art studios)

Significance: architecture, culture, history, landscape
Landmark designation:
National RegisterOchre Point-Cliffs Historic District (1975)
Narrative: see below
References: see below

Along with Ochre Court, Mercy Hall, originally the estate stables, were donated to Salve Regina University in 1948, a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goelet. The tower, red brick façade, and white trim recall continental stables that are characteristic of the eighteenth century. The building now contains a small theater and art gallery.

I. Bibliographic sources:

Harrington, Richard B. Ochre Point-Cliffs Historic District [including Salve Regina University]. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/ National Park Service, 1975.

Moe, Richard. A Walking Tour of Salve Regina University. Pamphlet. [Newport, RI: Salve Regina University, n.d.].

II. Location of other data:
University: Facilities Management Office
Government Offices

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