SJU Buildings on the National Register

Click here to see the PDF of the 1978 National Register of Historic Places nomination form for SJU's buildings.  Included is a short summary of the buildings included in the nomination as well as their significance.


Abbey & University Church of Saint John the Baptist   - 1958 [cornerstone] 1961 [dedication]

Auditorium-Music Hall   - 1928 

Blacksmith-Carpenter Shop (now the Woodworking/Physical plant building)  - 1903 

Butcher Shop - 1878 (currently the Electric Shop)

Engel Hall   - 1910 (now Simons Halls)

Gymnasium  - 1901 (now the Old Gym/Guild Hall)

Infirmary/Saint Gregory House   - 1907 

Laundry Building (now the Paint Shop)  - 1912

New (Breuer) Monastery Wing   - 1955 

Old Church (Great Hall) and Quadrangle  - 1868 [The various wings of the Quad were built in stages. The old church (Great Hall) comprises the northeast section of the Quadrangle; its cornerstone says 1879.  Its construction was completed in 1882.]

Old Garage and Fire Station   - 1919 (now the Maintenance Shop)

Power House   - 1945 

Saint Benet Hall   - 1921 

Saint Francis House   - 1904 (former convent)

Saint Joseph Hall  -1923

Smoke House  - 1878 

Wimmer Hall   - 1901 


National Register of Historic Places

Minnesota Historical Society's list for the Saint John's Abbey and University Historic District