The photo is of the David J. Dolan House, formerly named the Estate House and completed in 1930. This photo shows the house before it was transformed to become part of the University campus. The parking lot was turned into lawn and walking paths, and the trees in front were removed to show more of the building's unique facade.
This building is part of the Dolan Campus located in the northern portion of the university property. It was acquired and renovated with the assistance of the Dolan Family Foundation and Helen and Charles Dolan, a trustee and pioneer in cablevision. Purchased from the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1989, the property contains three buildings: John C. Dolan Hall, David J. Dolan House, and Thomas F. Dolan Commons. David J. Dolan (1886-1943) was an inventor in the automobile and aircraft industries and was awarded the French Croix de Guerre for his service in the Marine Corps in World War I. Image date is approximate.
Photographic print; black-and-white; 8 x 10 in.
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"David J. Dolan House with parking lot." 1985. Image Archive. Fairfield University Archives and Special Collections. https://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/image-archive/35.