Rev. Michael J. Ahern, S.J.
This is Bellarmine Hall, with a view of the first floor wing and Mrs. Amelia Lashar's solarium.
Bellarmine Hall, formerly known as Hearthstone Hall, was built in 1920 and was the home of Mr. Walter B. Lashar and his wife Amelia Lashar. During the Depression, the 105-acre Lashar estate became town property through a tax foreclosure and was up for sale. In early 1942, the Jesuits purchased the property for $62,500. The house was renamed in honor of St. Robert Bellarmine, the sixteenth century cardinal and theologian, and became the first Jesuit faculty residence for Fairfield College Preparatory School. Image date is approximate.
Photographic print; black-and-white; 8 x 10 in.
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Rev. Michael J. Ahern, S.J.. "Bellarmine Hall, from the southwest." 1942. Image Archive. Fairfield University Archives and Special Collections. https://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/image-archive/43.