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Villanova University Historical Markers

Villanova University, founded 1842, is the only Augustinian University in the United States.
 
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By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 7, 2020
Alumni Hall - 1848 Marker
1 Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Villanova, Radnor Township — Alumni Hall - 1848Villanova 150th Anniversary
The east wing is the oldest remaining structure on the Villanova campus. The west wing was completed in 1874. For many years this building was the main college center and the site of Saint Nicholas of Tolentine Academy. It was remodeled and named . . . Map (db m146292) HM
2 Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Villanova, Radnor Township — Barry Hall - 1947Villanova 150th Anniversary
This Naval ROTC building was named in honor of Commodore John Barry, a hero of the American Revolution and long regarded as the "Father" of the American Navy.Map (db m146305) HM
3 Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Villanova, Radnor Township — Bartley Hall - 1956Villanova 150th Anniversary
This academic building was named for Rev. Joseph C. Bartley, O.S.A., Dean of the College of Commerce and Finance, 1921-1962.Map (db m146322) HM
4 Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Villanova, Radnor Township — Bartley Hall - 2002Villanova 150th Anniversary
This academic building was completely renovated in 2002 and rededicated in memory of Reverend Joseph C. Bartley, O.S.A., founder and Dean of Commerce and Finance, 1921-1962.Map (db m146287) HM
5 Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Villanova, Radnor Township — Center for Engineering Education and Research - 1997
This state-of-the-art facility supports laboratory instruction and research for the Villanova University engineering program, established in 1905.Map (db m146310) HM
6 Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Villanova, Radnor Township — Chemical Engineering1947 — Villanova 150th Anniversary —
This was one of several buildings constructed during Villanova's great expansion after World War II.Map (db m146309) HM
7 Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Villanova, Radnor Township — Corr Hall - 1912Villanova 150th Anniversary
Built to house the Augustinian Seminary and earlier known as St. Mary's Hall, this building was named in honor of its donor, Bernard Corr, 1828-1912.Map (db m146291) HM
8 Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Villanova, Radnor Township — Dougherty Hall - 1954Villanova 150th Anniversary
Named for Rev. Joseph M. Dougherty, O.S.A., long-time professor and Augustinian Provincial, 1950-1954, this building once served as Villanova Student Center.Map (db m146290) HM
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9 Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Villanova, Radnor Township — Falvey Hall - 1947Villanova 150th Anniversary
This collegiate Gothic style building housed Villanova's library during the mid-twentieth century. It was named for Rev. Daniel P. Falvey, O.S.A., Librarian, 1935-1962.Map (db m146312) HM
10 Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Villanova, Radnor Township — Farley Hall - 2000
This residence hall was named for Dr. Marguerite M. Farley, chairperson of Villanova's Communication Arts Department, 1989-1995, and member, Villanova University Board of Trustees.Map (db m146318) HM
11 Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Villanova, Radnor Township — Gallen Hall - 2000
This residence hall was named for Rev. Lawrence C. Gallen, O.S.A., Vice-President for Academic Affairs, 1981-1994 who devoted nearly 30 years of service to Villanova as a member of faculty and administration. In 2004, the Rev. Lawrence C. Gallen, . . . Map (db m146319) HM
12 Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Villanova, Radnor Township — Garey Hall - 1956Villanova 150th Anniversary
This building, which houses the Villanova University School of Law, was named for Eugene Lester Garey, 1891-1953, an eminent lawyer and benefactor.Map (db m146315) HM
13 Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Villanova, Radnor Township — Jackson Hall - 2000
This residence hall was named for Reverend O. Raymond Jackson, O.S.A., campus minister 1973-1979; 1981-1997 and co-founder of Villanova's Center for Peace and Justice Education, 1985-1997.Map (db m146321) HM
14 Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Villanova, Radnor Township — Klekotka Hall - 1994
This residence hall was named for Reverend John A. Klekotka, O.S.A., president of Villanova from 1959-1965. It was during his tenure that Villanova heard Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., speak on 20 January 1965.Map (db m146316) HM
15 Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Villanova, Radnor Township — Mendel Science Center - 2001
This building was completely renovated and rededicated as Mendel Science Center on 24 October 2001 in memory of Gregor J. Mendel, O.S.A., 1822-1884, the father of modern genetics.Map (db m146314) HM
16 Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Villanova, Radnor Township — St. Rita's Hall - 1912Villanova 150th Anniversary
The old "Belle-Air" mansion, former home of the Rudolph family, stood on this site until it was destroyed by fire on 10 January 1912. St. Rita's was built to replace this structure and served as a seminary building for many years.Map (db m146293) HM
17 Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Villanova, Radnor Township — St. Thomas Hall - 1899Villanova 150th Anniversary
This is the west wing of the old monastery, which survived the disastrous fire of 2 August 1932. The hall was named for Saint Thomas of Villanova.Map (db m146297) HM
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18 Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Villanova, Radnor Township — St. Thomas of Villanova Monastery - 1933Villanova 150th Anniversary
Named in honor of St. Thomas of Villanova, a 16th century Augustinian archbishop and educator, this monastery was built to replace the monastery of 1899 which was destroyed by fire on 2 August 1932.Map (db m146295) HM
19 Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Villanova, Radnor Township — St. Thomas of Villanova Monastery - Augustinian Residence
Augustinian Chapel dedicated on 12 June 2005 by Very Reverend Robert F. Prevost, O.S.A. Renovation to the Monastery included the Residential Care Center, Hermitage Room, and Augustinian Way of Life Center.Map (db m146296) HM
20 Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Villanova, Radnor Township — Sullivan Hall - 1954Villanova 150th Anniversary
This residence hall was named for Rev. Mortimer A. Sullivan, O.S.A. President of Villanova, 1925-1926, and Augustinian Provincial, 1932-1938, 1944-1949.Map (db m146288) HM
21 Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Villanova, Radnor Township — Tolentine Hall - 1899Villanova 150th Anniversary
Originally called College Hall and later Mendel Hall, this building was seriously damaged by fire on 28 January 1928 and rebuilt within its original walls in 1929. The hall was named in honor of St. Nicholas of Tolentine in 1960.Map (db m146308) HM
22 Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Villanova, Radnor Township — Vasey Hall - 1930Villanova 150th Anniversary
Originally known as the Commerce and Finance Building, this structure was later named for the Augustinian Provincial, Rev. Nicholas J. Vasey, O.S.A., 1918-1926.Map (db m146289) HM
23 Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Villanova, Radnor Township — Welsch Hall - 1994
This residence hall was named for Rev. Robert J. Welsh, O.S.A., president of Villanova from 1967-1971. In 1969, Father Welsh was instrumental in promoting the idea of the Villanova University Senate.Map (db m146320) HM
 
 
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