Gus R. Horvath
This is Alumni Hall during construction looking west-southwest from the front of the gym. You can see scaffolding, the foundation of the hall, and a crane in the background. If this photo were taken today (2007), the School of Nursing would be visible on the far left, Bannow Science Center would be in the far center and the corner of Barone Campus Center would be on the far right.
Alumni Hall is one of the earliest pre-stressed concrete structures of this kind ever attempted. Engineering magazines from the time noted that the eleven 160-foot pre-cast arches used in the building's construction were a record-breaking span for pre-cast arch ribs used in the United States. Originally the gymnasium had a dividing wall separating it into two sections. On the floor of Alumni Hall is the Fairfield University seal. Renamed the Alumni Hall - Sports Arena in 1981, the gymnasium is the home of the women's Division I volleyball team and the Office of Sports Information. This is one of a series of 34 color slides depicting the construction of Alumni Hall from 1958-1959. The slides have been digitized in chronological order to show the progress of the construction over time, and have the identifiers SL002327 - SL002360 respectively. Image date is approximate.
Slide; color; 2 x 2 in.
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Gus R. Horvath. "Concrete foundation and equipment on the construction site of Alumni Hall at dusk looking west-southwest." 1958. Image Archive. Fairfield University Archives and Special Collections. https://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/image-archive/162.