Heritage Series, Part 2

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of D’Youville College, Sr. Mary Sheila Driscoll (1911-1994), second College Archivist, created a pamphlet series on the history and founding of D’Youville College.  Periodically, these pamphlets will be digitized and posted online.  Below are the first 3 pamphlets in the series:

The Administration Building, 1874 – 1908  

A Wing is Built; A College is Born, 1908 

Those Early Years –  The Seeds are Sown, 1908 – 1919


 

Heritage Series : Administration Building, 1874 – 1900

Sister Mary Sheila Driscoll (1911-1994) was the second D’Youville College Archivist, succeeding Sister St. Mary Jones.  In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the College, Sr. Mary Sheila created a pamphlet series on the history and founding of D’Youville College.

Periodically, a new pamphlet will be digitized and linked on this site.  Below is the first in this series, The Administration Building, 1874-1900.

Heritage Series: The Administration Building, 1874 - 1900

Heritage Series: The Administration Building, 1874 - 1900

Pamphlet cover.

Administration building

Administration building

The original building, now the Koessler Administration building, as it appeared in 1872. Holy Angels Church is visible in the background.

Heritage Series: The Administration Building, 1874 - 1900

Heritage Series: The Administration Building, 1874 - 1900

Page 2, "The Beginning."

Dr. R.V. Pierce's Palace Hotel, 1877

Dr. R.V. Pierce's Palace Hotel, 1877

Pierce's Hotel stood on Prospect between Porter and Connecticut, now the site of Alt and the Bauer Academic Center.

Heritage Series: The Administration Building, 1874 - 1900

Heritage Series: The Administration Building, 1874 - 1900

Page 3, "The West Side," "The Fire," and "The West Wing."

Administration building, 1887 (1)

Administration building, 1887 (1)

Rebuilt Administration building with additional West Wing after the fire of 1887.

Administration building, 1887 (2)

Administration building, 1887 (2)

Rebuilt Administration building with additional West Wing after the fire of 1887.

Heritage Series: The Administration Building, 1874 - 1900

Heritage Series: The Administration Building, 1874 - 1900

Page 4, "The West Wing, cont."

Administration building, 1983

Administration building, 1983

Koessler Administration building, as it appeared when Sr. Mary Sheila wrote this pamphlet. Over the years, the brick had been painted cream from its original red.

Koessler Administration building, 1985

Koessler Administration building, 1985

Koessler, as it appears today. The cream paint was sandblasted from the brick in 1985, restoring it to its original red brick.

Sister Mary Sheila Driscoll

Sister Mary Sheila Driscoll

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