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Lewiston in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Alumni Hall / Chapel

(1872)

 
 
Alumni Hall / Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 9, 2014
1. Alumni Hall / Chapel Marker
Inscription. Ravaged by fire on two separate occasions, Alumni Hall stands today as the second oldest building on campus. Construction began in 1874, but the building was not completed until 1888. All but its stately stone exterior was destroyed by fires in 1898 and 1913. The alumni, who financed its original construction, also supported each subsequent restoration. Hence its name. World War I delayed the last reconstruction effort, which was not completed until 1919. The interior was again extensively renovated between 1976 and 1987. The main floor of the building today houses administrative offices; the chapel is on the second floor. While Alumni Chapel is still the popular name of the main chapel located in Alumni Hall, its formal name is Sacred Heart Chapel. At the same time, a second chapel in the aspe was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
 
Erected by Niagara University.
 
Location. 43° 8.274′ N, 79° 2.337′ W. Marker is in Lewiston, New York, in Niagara County. Marker can be reached from Lewiston Road (New York State Route 104) 0.2 miles north of Hyde Park Boulevard (New York State Route 61). Touch for map. Marker is on the campus of Niagara University. There is no parking at the marker. Look for visitor parking
Alumni Hall / Chapel and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 9, 2014
2. Alumni Hall / Chapel and Marker
Marker is by the front steps.
on campus. There is also parking at the Niagara Power Vista Visitors Center on the northern border of the campus. Marker is at the end of St. Vincent's Court off the Campus Drive circle. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara University NY 14109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Vincent's Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Clet Hall, Marillac Hall, Laboure Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of Thomas F. Hopkins (about 300 feet away); Lynch Hall (1927), O'Donoughue Hall (1909) (about 400 feet away); The Seminary of Our Lady of Angels (about 500 feet away); Bailo Hall (1992) (about 500 feet away); Dunleavy Hall (about 600 feet away); Varsity Village (1939), Timon Hall (1952) (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewiston.
 
Also see . . .  Niagara University. (Submitted on September 19, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
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Alumni Hall / Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 9, 2014
3. Alumni Hall / Chapel
West side facing NY 104.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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