New Jesuit Residence in Town
It's got five floors, 25 resident rooms, a central chapel and a Marquette campus location.
New apartments have been popping up all over town, but there’s one new residential building that you may have missed. Over on Marquette University‘s campus the construction of a new home for Marquette’s Jesuit community appears to be nearing completion.
In 2010 Marquette began planning a new Jesuit residence as the existing building, known as the “Jes Res,” located at 1404 W. Wisconsin Ave., was falling into disrepair. The red brick residence was originally built as the Stratford Arms Hotel which opened in 1916. In 1973 it became the Jesuit Residence on Marquette’s campus. This university plans to eventually tear down the former residence to make way for new green space.
The new five-story building was designed by The Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc. and will have 25 resident rooms and five guest rooms. Additionally, it will contain meeting rooms, worship areas and a central chapel. It’s located between the Alumni Memorial Union and Schroeder Hall on the 1400 block of W. Wells St. The $15 million project was completely funded through donations.
Our photos capture the new building nearing completion.