The suite-style residence hall being renovated on the northeast corner of 17th Street and Wisconsin Avenue is the Rev. James McCabe, S.J., Hall.
Father McCabe was Marquette’s president from 1908-11. In 1909, Marquette became the first Catholic university in the world to offer co-education as part of its undergraduate program.
McCabe Hall will house 216 students in suite-style rooms. Plans for the first floor include a student lounge, prayer room, hall store, laundry room and hall offices. The architects and contractors have worked to salvage some of the original architectural details in the eight-story building, including plaster details, archways, high ceilings, terrazzo flooring and woodwork detailing.
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This meeting had few files acted on but Marquette University’s request for a change in zoning of a variety of university owned properties shows Marquette University is moving ahead on significant projects in downtown Milwaukee. [inaarticlead]It was pointed during the meeting that out that of the 8000 undergraduates at Marquette University approximately 6,500 live within a six block area of the university, many of whom live in university owned student housing. In responses to this ongoing need, Marquette University’s brought this resolution forward primarily because of their intent to convert the apartment building at 1628 W Wisconsin into university run student housing. Whitney Gould asked if any of the other properties receiving a change in zoning could possibly be considered of historic value, to which representatives of Marquette University indicated that none of the buildings were of historic significance. This file was approved and will now go before the Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee.Jan 8th, 2009 by Dave Reid