Shiny New Monroe Hall – 1969

For many years, Monroe Hall has been somewhat of an eyesore on Loyola’s beautiful, mainly Gothic style campus. Described as the ‘boat building,’ the ‘ship building’ or even the ‘submarine,’ Monroe Hall’s porthole like windows haven’t done it any favors in the looks department. However, the building was state of the art in 1969 when it opened as Loyola’s new science and technology center. Check out the original artist’s rendering of the building’s design:

Monroe Hall Artist Rendition

Monroe Hall Artist Rendition

And here you can see Monroe Hall as a new construction:

Monroe Hall - New Construction 1969

Monroe Hall - New Construction 1969

Notice the parking lot where the Peace Quad is now located.

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

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