First class graduates in 1887.
200 Sisters of Charity, pulling together, swung the chapel bell into the tower. [Can I get some accounts of this? What was the scene like? Where's the bell now?]
Road built by PA Railroad. Before this, long wooden boardwalk descended down hill - known as 'mudville' at the bottom where people would cross to get to the train station and downtown Gbg.
Provided 2 years of college instruction for women.
April 1916 - Sisters sold coal rights to 18 acres of Seton Hill property. Proceeds were used to fund new buildings.
In Seton Hill's early history, summer washing was done at Lake Regina, which had been named after Mother Regina Ennis and created using the waters of Sacred Heart Spring. Mother Josephine, an art teacher, designed the lakebed in the shape of a palette. In the winter, ice from the lake was cut & stored in an icehouse.
When coal mining began on the property, Lake Regina and many of the springs on the property were drained.
Seton Hill College is established. Application process for a college charter began in 1916; charter approved on April 12, 1918 and issued on June 3, 1918. Mother Mary Joseph Havey inaugurated as SHC's first president.
In 1919, the first issue of The Setonian - the Hill's student newspaper - was produced.
What was formerly St. Anne's Infirmary becomes the President's House.
Activities Building is renamed Sullivan Hall. (After death of President Sullivan?)
President's House becomes the Faculty House.
In 1889, St. Mary's Preparatory School for Boys was moved to the former Mother House. It has been known as St. Mary's since.
[renovations, removal of 4th floor, same foundation as original mansion - Stokes mansion, brief history of William Stokes & the visit by Carnegie]
Built from 1886-1889 under Mother Aloysia Lowe.
Built in 1889(?). Chapel dedicated on November 18, 1896. Construction directed by Mother Joseph Doran, an artist - she designed the stained-glass doors at the south entrance (from the stairs). Cecilian Hall is in the same wing.
Pipe organ was donated by Andrew Carnegie, first to be donated by him to a private institution.
See those screwed-shut laundry chutes in Maura Hall? Back when it was a young boys' school, students would drop their clothes down the chutes to be washed by the Sisters in the Laundry Building.
Housed St. Mary's School until 1914. 3rd floor had St. Joseph Academy classrooms until the Academy closed in 1947.
Fall of 1909 - original barn burned (was near the bend in the current entrance drive). Workmen saved the cows, but hay/grain/farm equipment was lost. People of Greensburg provided equipment & feed for the cows. New barn was built in the spot where Havey Hall is now.
Built from 1919-1920. Lowe Hall was named by the 3 members of the class of 1920, who took it upon themselves to put the name into a celebratory Setonian ad that had been taken out by the construction company.
This building is constructed in Lombard Gothic architecture. Old traditions concerning the building included the Senior Ivy Planting (which first took place on the west wall of Lowe Hall) and the Junior Tree Planting. Ivy planting has been discontinued due to damage to the buildings; however, the tree planting continues today.
(Which greenhouse is this/where?)
Built from 1922-1923. Originally housed the Sisters. (When did it become home to faculty offices?)
Built from 1923-1924.
The activities building was renamed Sullivan Hall in 1947.
Location? (Near where Reeves is now, I think.)
Originally housed sophomore students, I believe. Now belongs to the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill.
The Clay Frick Lynch Hall of Science.
The Katherine Mabis McKenna Recreation Center.
Mother Mary Joseph Havey inaugurated as SHC's first president.
Sr. Francesca Brownlee served as Dean of the college from 1919 to 1929. She is believed to have written an article that appeared in the 1919 Seton Hill Bulletin, and which calls for Seton Hill's management to be open to changes in methods, "for they are bound by no traditions and they fear nothing but God's disfavor and the closed mind."
Mother M. Raymond Creed is installed as the second President of Seton Hill College.
Mother Rose Genevieve Rogers was third President of Seton Hill College.
Fourth President of Seton Hill; first male President. Fr. Sullivan was a rather frail man, but enjoyed taking trips around the area in the autumn. On one such outing with a female faculty member driving, the car flipped and Fr. Sullivan broke his back. He died approximately 7-8 months later.
Fifth President of Seton Hill College.
Sixth President of Seton Hill College.
Seventh President of Seton Hill College. Had previously served as Vice President under Msgr. Ryan.
Eighth President of Seton Hill College.
Ninth President of Seton Hill College. Dr. Boyle was a graduate of Seton Hill College ('57) and later taught in the English department. Under her administration, the college became a university and went coed.
Interim President. Boerio is a graduate of Seton Hill College.