Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Lourdes Hall

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Institution Name: Immaculata University
Original/Historic Place Name: Lourdes Hall
Location on Campus: 1145 Kings Rd.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1927original construction Ballinger & Perrot Ballinger, Walter F. Perrot, Emile G.
2000renovation Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: gray granite; limestone
Walls: gray granite; limestone
Roof: red tiles
1927-1993library (first and second floors)
1927-present (2007)residence hall (third and fourth floors)
1994-present (2007)other (the Great Hall, a social hall for functions)
ca. present (2007)admissions office (College of Undergraduate Studies, second floor)

Landmark designation:
Narrative: see below
References: see below

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.

I. Bibliographic sources:
II. Location of other data:
University: Library, Facilities Management Office, Unknown
—details: Public relations office, Immaculata University.

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