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The stately Beaux-Arts classicism and Renaissance revival idiom of this building continues the architectural tradition that were begun by buildings constructed on campus earlier: Villa Maria Hall and Nazareth Hall.
This building, a residence hall, was designed by the Philadelphia architectural and engineering firm, Ballinger & Perrot (formed by Walter F. Ballinger and Emile G. Perrot), which produced several works in the realm of industrial architecture and workers' housing as well as churches, schools, and commercial structures.
Since it was built, the university has continued to make upgrades to the building. It was extensively renovated during 2000. Now, the Great Hall on the first floor is a beautiful addition to the campus. The space, with a capacity for 200 people, is used for university functions as well as for local community needs.