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(12-26-2020 04:17 PM)GoldenWarrior11 Wrote:  Thanks for your summaries, Bill. Enjoyable reads.

Thanks for the kind words, GW11. The thread has gotten lots of reads and that is encouraging. My admiration and respect for the Big East actually has elevated a bit by my doing this. To an extent, this has been a learning process and I've enjoyed.

Now I've got to determine the next "BE campus element" to assess.
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(11-27-2020 12:15 PM)bill dazzle Wrote:  We continue our look at some distinctively named businesses found near Big East university campuses (roughly no more than seven blocks from each campus). My goal is to find a minimum of five and to post regarding one school per week. Moving from East to West, we have looked at the Providence, Connecticut, St. John's, Seton Hall, Villanova and Georgetown campuses. Next up, Xavier University in the wonder city of Cincinnati (love the Bearcats, Skyline Chili, the Carew Tower, the zoo and Rhinegeist beer).

* Listermann Brewing Co.

* Gordo's Pub and Grill

* Cream + Sugar Coffeehouse

* Beyoutifully Sweet

I too appreciate your posts, but I must take issue with a glaring omission on the Xavier list. The iconic "Dana Gardens" has been, for years, the go-to place for pre/post game libations and celebrations, as well as graduation day activities. It is also the place that Coach Steele has visited the past two seasons following basketball victories over crosstown rival, Cincinnati. Two years ago, Steele gave $1000 to the house to help fund the celebration. This year, after his second win over UC, he gave $2000, stipulating that his gift would increase by an additional $1000 for each successive win.
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(12-28-2020 07:11 AM)X-man Wrote:  
(11-27-2020 12:15 PM)bill dazzle Wrote:  We continue our look at some distinctively named businesses found near Big East university campuses (roughly no more than seven blocks from each campus). My goal is to find a minimum of five and to post regarding one school per week. Moving from East to West, we have looked at the Providence, Connecticut, St. John's, Seton Hall, Villanova and Georgetown campuses. Next up, Xavier University in the wonder city of Cincinnati (love the Bearcats, Skyline Chili, the Carew Tower, the zoo and Rhinegeist beer).

* Listermann Brewing Co.

* Gordo's Pub and Grill

* Cream + Sugar Coffeehouse

* Beyoutifully Sweet

I too appreciate your posts, but I must take issue with a glaring omission on the Xavier list. The iconic "Dana Gardens" has been, for years, the go-to place for pre/post game libations and celebrations, as well as graduation day activities. It is also the place that Coach Steele has visited the past two seasons following basketball victories over crosstown rival, Cincinnati. Two years ago, Steele gave $1000 to the house to help fund the celebration. This year, after his second win over UC, he gave $2000, stipulating that his gift would increase by an additional $1000 for each successive win.


Great move from Steele to buys XU fans drinks. I like that. I'm sure Dana Gardens has a nice neighborhood bar feel.

Thanks for reading the posts!
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We now turn out attention to spotlighting one beautiful building per Big East campus.

First, and moving from East to West (as always), Providence College:

Harkins Hall. Named after Matthew Harkins, Bishop of Providence and a key figure in the college's incorporation. It was the first building for the campus, having opened in 1917.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Providence...e_RI_2.jpg
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We continue spotlighting one beautiful building per Big East campus. First, and moving from East to West (as always), we looked at Providence College. Now we check the University of Connecticut campus.

The UConn Law Thomas J. Meskill Law Library, which is one of the largest law library buildings in the country. It accommodates three classrooms, 16 group study rooms, a technology study room, two student lounges and 310 study carrels with seating for 814.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University...ool_of_Law
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We continue spotlighting one beautiful building per Big East campus. Moving from East to West, we have looked at the Providence and Connecticut campuses. Now we check the St. John's University campus in Queens, New York.

The St. Augustine Hall Library.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._John%2...ibrary.JPG
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We continue spotlighting one beautiful building per Big East campus. Moving from East to West, we have looked at the Providence, Connecticut and St. John's campuses. Now we briefly "visit" the Seton Hall campus in South Orange, N.J.

Presidents Hall. Per Wikipedia: "One of the oldest buildings on campus and a flagship of the university, Presidents Hall was completed in 1867. Located within the epicenter of the main campus, Presidents Hall is a neo-gothic structure dressed in brownstone. It originally served as a seminary but now houses the Seton Hall administration including the Office of the University President. The halls are lined with portraits of past SHU presidents and include a large stained glass depicting Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, which was commissioned in 1866 by SHU's then president.

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We continue spotlighting one beautiful building per Big East campus. Moving from East to West, we have looked at the Providence, Connecticut, St. John's and Seton Hall campuses. Now we briefly "visit" the Villanova University campus in Villanova, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia).

(Side note: For those reading this and who see the VU in my "I Root For" line ... the VU represents Vanderbilt University and not Villanova University.)

The anchor of the Villanova campus is the Saint Thomas of Villanova Church, a masterpiece structure that I mentioned in a previous post. So we shall highlight instead Tolentine Hall. One of the oldest buildings on the VU campus, Tolentine houses classrooms, academic offices and computer labs. It is connected to the university's monastery, Saint Thomas Hall. Tolentine Hall was formerly called Mendel Hall before the construction of the existing Mendel Hall. It was the former home of VU's various science departments, which ultimately led to the building suffering partial fire damage on more than one occasion as a result of failed experiments, according to Wikipedia.

https://www.google.com/search?q=tolentin...69&bih=779
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(01-31-2021 11:07 PM)bill dazzle Wrote:  We continue spotlighting one beautiful building per Big East campus. Moving from East to West, we have looked at the Providence, Connecticut, St. John's and Seton Hall campuses. Now we briefly "visit" the Villanova University campus in Villanova, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia).

(Side note: For those reading this and who see the VU in my "I Root For" line ... the VU represents Vanderbilt University and not Villanova University.)

The anchor of the Villanova campus is the Saint Thomas of Villanova Church, a masterpiece structure that I mentioned in a previous post. So we shall highlight instead Tolentine Hall. One of the oldest buildings on the VU campus, Tolentine houses classrooms, academic offices and computer labs. It is connected to the university's monastery, Saint Thomas Hall. Tolentine Hall was formerly called Mendel Hall before the construction of the existing Mendel Hall. It was the former home of VU's various science departments, which ultimately led to the building suffering partial fire damage on more than one occasion as a result of failed experiments, according to Wikipedia.

https://www.google.com/search?q=tolentin...69&bih=779

Thanks for doing these, Bill. It's always neat to check out some old architecture. I clicked that link and ended up flipping through quite a few pics of the same building haha
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(02-01-2021 12:52 PM)Nameless Wrote:  
(01-31-2021 11:07 PM)bill dazzle Wrote:  We continue spotlighting one beautiful building per Big East campus. Moving from East to West, we have looked at the Providence, Connecticut, St. John's and Seton Hall campuses. Now we briefly "visit" the Villanova University campus in Villanova, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia).

(Side note: For those reading this and who see the VU in my "I Root For" line ... the VU represents Vanderbilt University and not Villanova University.)

The anchor of the Villanova campus is the Saint Thomas of Villanova Church, a masterpiece structure that I mentioned in a previous post. So we shall highlight instead Tolentine Hall. One of the oldest buildings on the VU campus, Tolentine houses classrooms, academic offices and computer labs. It is connected to the university's monastery, Saint Thomas Hall. Tolentine Hall was formerly called Mendel Hall before the construction of the existing Mendel Hall. It was the former home of VU's various science departments, which ultimately led to the building suffering partial fire damage on more than one occasion as a result of failed experiments, according to Wikipedia.

https://www.google.com/search?q=tolentin...69&bih=779

Thanks for doing these, Bill. It's always neat to check out some old architecture. I clicked that link and ended up flipping through quite a few pics of the same building haha

Glad you're enjoying them, NLess. I've enjoyed doing them. More to come!

And stay safe in all that snow up North. Wow.
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(02-01-2021 10:59 PM)bill dazzle Wrote:  
(02-01-2021 12:52 PM)Nameless Wrote:  
(01-31-2021 11:07 PM)bill dazzle Wrote:  We continue spotlighting one beautiful building per Big East campus. Moving from East to West, we have looked at the Providence, Connecticut, St. John's and Seton Hall campuses. Now we briefly "visit" the Villanova University campus in Villanova, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia).

(Side note: For those reading this and who see the VU in my "I Root For" line ... the VU represents Vanderbilt University and not Villanova University.)

The anchor of the Villanova campus is the Saint Thomas of Villanova Church, a masterpiece structure that I mentioned in a previous post. So we shall highlight instead Tolentine Hall. One of the oldest buildings on the VU campus, Tolentine houses classrooms, academic offices and computer labs. It is connected to the university's monastery, Saint Thomas Hall. Tolentine Hall was formerly called Mendel Hall before the construction of the existing Mendel Hall. It was the former home of VU's various science departments, which ultimately led to the building suffering partial fire damage on more than one occasion as a result of failed experiments, according to Wikipedia.

https://www.google.com/search?q=tolentin...69&bih=779

Thanks for doing these, Bill. It's always neat to check out some old architecture. I clicked that link and ended up flipping through quite a few pics of the same building haha

Glad you're enjoying them, NLess. I've enjoyed doing them. More to come!

And stay safe in all that now up North. Wow.

Appreciate it, Bill. Honestly though, while I'm not trying to drive out in this it's pretty commonplace up here. We usually get at least one storm per year that's at least a foot or so. My hometown actually got 4 feet (48in on the dot, lol) like 6-7 years ago. It was the only time I didn't even see a plow for days, they simply couldn't make it to my road. Had some fun times bundling up and hiking through the tundra just to see my buddies, haha. We've gotten lucky dodging storms these past couple years, we were long overdue.

P.S. Had never really listened to Larkin Poe, but checked out "Holy Ghost Fire" yesterday after seeing your sig. Great song, gonna have to check them out some more today.
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(02-02-2021 08:15 AM)Nameless Wrote:  
(02-01-2021 10:59 PM)bill dazzle Wrote:  
(02-01-2021 12:52 PM)Nameless Wrote:  
(01-31-2021 11:07 PM)bill dazzle Wrote:  We continue spotlighting one beautiful building per Big East campus. Moving from East to West, we have looked at the Providence, Connecticut, St. John's and Seton Hall campuses. Now we briefly "visit" the Villanova University campus in Villanova, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia).

(Side note: For those reading this and who see the VU in my "I Root For" line ... the VU represents Vanderbilt University and not Villanova University.)

The anchor of the Villanova campus is the Saint Thomas of Villanova Church, a masterpiece structure that I mentioned in a previous post. So we shall highlight instead Tolentine Hall. One of the oldest buildings on the VU campus, Tolentine houses classrooms, academic offices and computer labs. It is connected to the university's monastery, Saint Thomas Hall. Tolentine Hall was formerly called Mendel Hall before the construction of the existing Mendel Hall. It was the former home of VU's various science departments, which ultimately led to the building suffering partial fire damage on more than one occasion as a result of failed experiments, according to Wikipedia.

https://www.google.com/search?q=tolentin...69&bih=779

Thanks for doing these, Bill. It's always neat to check out some old architecture. I clicked that link and ended up flipping through quite a few pics of the same building haha

Glad you're enjoying them, NLess. I've enjoyed doing them. More to come!

And stay safe in all that now up North. Wow.

Appreciate it, Bill. Honestly though, while I'm not trying to drive out in this it's pretty commonplace up here. We usually get at least one storm per year that's at least a foot or so. My hometown actually got 4 feet (48in on the dot, lol) like 6-7 years ago. It was the only time I didn't even see a plow for days, they simply couldn't make it to my road. Had some fun times bundling up and hiking through the tundra just to see my buddies, haha. We've gotten lucky dodging storms these past couple years, we were long overdue.

P.S. Had never really listened to Larkin Poe, but checked out "Holy Ghost Fire" yesterday after seeing your sig. Great song, gonna have to check them out some more today.


I saw lots of snow when I lived in Chicago years ago but it was quickly eliminated from the streets and sidewalks. I can't fathom two feet or more, which is what lots of the Northeast got from this storm.

Glad you liked the Larkin Poe song. A strong one, too. The ladies live in Nashville and we love them.

Rock on and stay warm, Nameless.
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We continue spotlighting one beautiful building per Big East campus. Moving from East to West, we have looked at the Providence, Connecticut, St. John's, Seton Hall and Villanova campuses. Now we briefly "visit" the Georgetown University campus in Washington, D.C.

As some readers/posters on this board know, I have a relative who was slated to attend the Georgetown University a few years ago but had to opt for a Plan B due to a severe and life-threatening health concern. As I posted previously, as a show of support, I reached out to a key GU office and offered to undertake a volunteer task that was 1. helpful to the university and 2. very symbolic and important to me based on my professional background. Georgetown was wonderful to work with and I was humbled by the experience. My relatives, after I told them, were so appreciative I had done this and that Georgetown had been so accommodating. I have since undertaken some online classes offered by GU and loosely root for the Hoyas.

Moving on ...

... it would be too easy to highlight Healy Hall (a true masterpiece). So lets opt, instead, for White-Gravenor, which houses classrooms, offices for the dean of Georgetown College, the university registrar, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Student Accounts.

https://www.google.com/search?q=White-Gr...50&bih=785
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We continue spotlighting one beautiful building per Big East campus. Moving from East to West, we have looked at the Providence, Connecticut, St. John's, Seton Hall, Villanova and Georgetown campuses. Now we briefly "visit" the Xavier University campus in Cincinnati, one of my favorite cities.

Albers Hall: Located on what is called the Academic Mall, Albers houses faculty offices, lab and lecture classes, and the XU Biology Department. It was renovated in 1992. A beautiful structure, indeed.

https://www.xavier.edu/mission-identity/...hall/index
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We continue spotlighting one beautiful building per Big East campus. Moving from East to West, we have looked at the Providence, Connecticut, St. John's, Seton Hall, Villanova, Georgetown and Xavier campuses. Now we briefly "visit" the Butler University campus in Indianapolis.

The modernist performing arts structure Clowes Memorial Hall opened in 1963 and accommodates orchestral concerts, musicals, plays and guest speakers.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Clowes+M...78&dpr=1.2
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We continue spotlighting one beautiful building per Big East campus. Moving from East to West, we have looked at the Providence, Connecticut, St. John's, Seton Hall, Villanova, Georgetown, Xavier and Butler campuses. Now we briefly "visit" the DePaul University main campus in Chicago's beautiful Lincoln Park district.

Richardson Library. The four-story library building opened in 1992 and provides 1,100 study seats, three study lounges, 14 group study rooms, a computer lab, three conference rooms and numerous special collections. It is a tasteful example of design that blends traditional and contemporary elements.

https://www.google.com/search?q=DePaul+U...57&bih=778
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