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Historic Structures of
South Bend, Indiana
University of Notre Dame
The glorious golden dome of the
Adminsitration Building at dusk. Lining the building's main floor
hallways are the Columbus murals of Luigi Gregoori, a portrait painter
at the Vatican Museum in the 1860s.
Amazingly, even though the university is
known for its golden dome (and its staff and students are known as
"Golden Domers") few people had seen the beautiful rotunda, or inside
of the dome, during the past fifty years. The fifth floor, just beneath
the dome, had been closed off for half a century! It was just recently
opened after a two-year rennovation (scaffolding can be seen in this
Rotundas of historic buildings boast high
curved ceilings and are frequently finished with fine marble. They
often feature classical statuary, skylights, murals and sometimes,
stained-glass windows. The beautiful rotunda of the Administration
Building, with its ornate decoration and interior balconies, does not
disappoint. Be sure to take a tour of it if you are on campus.
Thanks to site visitor Andy Wilson for
information on some of these buildings.
Washington Hall, the current Performing Arts Center.
Close-up of one of the campus buildings shows its
Morrissey Manor, one of the men's dorms on campus.
Even the dormitories of the campus are steeped with
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