Did You Know…
Did You Know...
Gasson Hall has been undergoing exterior restoration since spring 2007. The historic project is expected to be completed for the Gothic icon’s 100th birthday in 2013.
The building’s initial construction was made possible by Boston College’s strongest supporters at the turn of the last century:
● On January 20, 1908, more than 800 BC graduates and friends answered the call to support construction of the new Chestnut Hill campus and pledged $50,000 for the first buildings. Supporters gave an additional $137,000 only a month later.
● During the summer months, large fairs or “garden parties” were held on the future campus to raise money.
● On June 19, 1909, Alumni Association President Eugene A. McCarthy hosted one such gathering that drew more than 30,000 people. That afternoon Fr. Gasson ceremonially broke ground on the site where Gasson Hall was to be built.
Throughout the years, financial support from alumni and friends has shaped the BC landscape and made a critical difference in the development of new academic programs and facilities. For more information about giving to BC, please visit www.bc.edu/give or call 888-752-6438.
Source: History of Boston College by Charles F. Donovan, SJ, et al.