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Kohlbeck Residence Hall c.1960s

Collection: Benedictine University Archives, Benedictine University Library


Title: Kohlbeck Residence Hall c.1960s


Date: c.1960s


Place: North America: U.S.; Lisle, Illinois


Type: Photograph


Description: You may not know it, but you likely walk by this part of campus everyday. If it does not look familiar to you, that’s because every building in this picture has been torn down


The building in the foreground is the Kohlbeck Residence Hall, named after Abbot Valentine Kohlbeck. Groundbreaking for the residence hall began in 1959 and construction was completed on March 29th, 1960. Kohlbeck Hall served as a residence hall for over 40 years and was the site of many alleged hauntings. In 2000, the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District used the building for training purposes.


In the background is Benedictine Hall. Constructed in 1901, it was the first college building on the campus and served as the main academic center for over 100 years. It occupied the space that is now the Goodwin Hall of Business


Both buildings were torn down in 2004 due to age and deterioration. The space Kohlbeck hall occupied is now the empty patch of grass surrounded by Neuzil and Scholl Hall.



Photographer: Unknown


There are no known U.S. copyright restrictions on this image. The digital file is owned by the Benedictine University Library which is making it freely available through a Creative Commons license with the request that the Library be credited as its source.


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Uploaded on August 4, 2016