Buildings & Places at SJU

See also A History of SJU Buildings and St. John's Buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.

"High Above the Sagatagan: A Landscape Paradise" [on the natural history of St. John's land] by Vincent Tegeder, OSB. Scriptorium, v. 25, 1986, p. 95-107.

Dates Building/Place/Project  ARCHITECT, DESIGNER

Glacial Period

Lake Sagatagan

Mother Nature

+1856 +1859

Saint Cloud Priory

Resident Designer

+1858 +1859

Saint Joseph Priory

Resident Designer

+1859

Indianbush "Old Farm"

Resident Designer

+1869, 1876, 1965, 2007 

Cemetery, Abbey and Parish

Wolfgang Northman, OSB; Cloud Meinberg OSB

+1864 +1867

Frame House

Resident Designer

+1866

Stone House

Resident Designer

+1868 +1873 +1878 +1941

Sawmill

Raphael Knapp, OSB

+1868 +1875 +1879 +1918

Flour Mill

Raphael Knapp, OSB

+1868 +1878 +1903, 1939, 1974, 1993

*Woodworking Shop

Raphael Knapp, OSB; Linus Ascheman, OSB

1868, 1894, 1928, 1976

*Quadrangle, Saint Raphael Hall, Health Center

Vincent Schiffrer, OSB; Traynor, Hermanson & Hahn

1869, 1891, 1950, 1981

*Quadrangle, Southeast

Vincent Schiffrer, OSB

+1869 +1927 +1929 +1941

Cattle, Horse, Pig Barns

Resident Designer; Phillip Heitkemper, OSB

+1872, 1915, 1943, 1989, 2007 

Stella Maris Chapel

Vincent Schiffrer, OSB; Gilbert Winkelmann, OSB; Cloud Meinberg, OSB

1874, 1879, 1897, 1950

*Quadrangle, East

Gregory Steil, OSB

+1876, 1890, 1980

Water Tower, old and new

Chrysostom Schreiner, OSB, and commercial

1878, 1981, 1993

*Butcher Shop (Electric Shop)

Gregory Steil, OSB

+1878

Shoe Shop

Gregory Steil, OSB

1878

*Smoke House

Gregory Steil, OSB

+1878, 1897, 1921, 1944

Crew House (Laundry)

Resident Designer; Raphael Knapp, OSB

+1878, +1918, +1935, 1949, 1979

Chicken Coop (waste water treatment)

Resident Designer

+1878, 1925, 1944

Lumber Shed

Raphael Knapp, OSB

+1879

Collegeville Station (1st)

Nicholas Klein

1879, 1891, 1937, 1961

*Quadrangle, Great Hall (former church)

Gregory Steil, OSB

1883, 1978, 1984

*Quadrangle, NW, W, SW

Gregory Steil, OSB

1888-1889

Power House

 

+1889, +1892, 1912, 1914, 1999

*Luke Hall

Raphael Knapp, OSB, Rafferty St Paul

+1890, +1894, +1961

Observatory

RD, Melchior Freund OSB

1891, 1923, 1984, 1992

*Saint Joseph Hall, +garage & relocation

Raphael Knapp, OSB

+1896

Handball Courts, site of Alcuin Library

Resident Designer

1898

Ding an Sich

Resident Designer

1898 

John the Baptist Statue

Unknown 

+1898

Pflueger House

Nicholas Klein

1901, 1928, 1964, 1999

*Wimmer Hall (Old Library)

Charles Aldrich, Rafferty

1901, 1937, 1949, 1986

*Guild Hall (Old Gymnasium)

Charles Aldrich

1901 Collegeville Station (2nd)

+1902

Handball Courts, site of Mary Hall

Resident Designer

1904, 1914, 1983, 1992

*Saint Francis (Frank) House (Convent)

Raphael Knapp, OSB; Hammel, Green & Abrahamson

+1905, +1908, 1917

Watab Fish Ponds

Clerics OSB

1907, 1933, 1984

*Saint Gregory (Greg) House (Infirmary)

Gregory Steil, OSB; Traynor, Hermanson & Hahn

1908, 1922, 1933, 1986, 2002

Football Field

Sam Chute

+1908

Fish Hatchery

Resident Designer

1909, 1923

*Quadrangle, Cold Corridor

Raphael Knapp, OSB

1910, 1989

*Simons Hall (formerly Engel Hall/Old Science Hall)

Raphael Knapp, OSB, RRT

1910, 1914, 1944

Lourdes Grotto

Clerics OSB

1912, 1977, 1993

*Paint Shop (Laundry)

Raphael Knapp, OSB

1914

Flynn & Leonardz Houses, Flynntown

Raphael Knapp, OSB

1915

Lady of Lourdes Statue

Unknown

+1915

Entrance Gate with Lions

Resident Designer

+1915

Wimmer Hall Skyway

Raphael Knapp, OSB

1915, 1916, +2007 

Cemetery Wall & Landing

Clerics OSB

1916, 1979

*Quadrangle, Devil’s Tower

Raphael Knapp, OSB

1919, 1934

*Plumbing & Candle Shops

Raphael Knapp, OSB

1922, 1996-99

*Saint Benet Hall & Archway

John T. Comes, Pittsburg; Rafferty

1923

Monastery Bath House

Angelo Zankl, OSB

1924, +1951, +1989, 2011

 Tennis Courts

Rafferty, Rafferty, Tollefson, St Paul

+1925

Grade School

Louis Pinault, St Cloud

+1926

Golf Course

Archie Houle

 1927

 Monastery Bath House Steps

 John Pueringer, St. Joseph

1928, 1984, 2011

*Auditorium & Music Hall

O’Meara & Hills, St Paul; Hammel, Green & Abrahamson

1931

Monastery Garden Stone Wall

Joachim Watrin, OSB

1931

Stone Arch Gate, West Woods

Joachim Watrin, OSB

1933

Monastery Garden & Fountain

Joachim Watrin, OSB

1934, 1942, 1943

Frank House Stone Walls

Edward Zwak, OSB

1935

Greg House Stone Wall

John Pueringer

+1938

Handball Courts, Power House

Resident Designer

+1939

Stone Arch Gate, Football Field

Joachim Watrin, OSB

1940, 1981

Edelbrock House (Durenberger)

Philip Heitkemper, OSB

1941

Gagliardi House (Benda)

Philip Heitkemper, OSB

1941, 1995

Quadrangle, East Porch (Admissions)

Cloud Meinberg, OSB

+1941

Sculpture Shop (Foundry)

Resident Designer

+1942, 1970, 1996, 2009 

Maple Sugar House (aka Maple Sugar Shack

Philip Heitkemper, OSB; Sebastian Schramel, OSB

+1942

Stone Weather Station

Cloud Meinberg, OSB

1942

Produce Garden House

Philip Heitkemper, OSB

1943

Potato (Bee) Cellar

Resident Designer

1943, 1993

Summer Garden House (St. Francis Chapel)

Philip Heitkemper, OSB; Grooters, Leapaldt, Tideman

1945, 1949, 1958, 1980, 1988, 1999

*Power House & Stack

Toltz, King & Day, St Paul

1946

St Augustine’s Monastery, Bahamas

Jerome Hawes TOSF

1946, +1951 Barracks Unknown

1946

Apple Cellar

Edward Zwak, OSB

1947

Huschle House

Dunstan Nordick, OSB

1949

San Antonio Abad, Puerto Rico

Cloud Meinberg, OSB

1950, 1993

Emmaus Hall (Seminary)

Jackson; Grooters, Leapaldt, Tideman

1951, 1982, 1992, 2001

Saint Mary Hall

McCann & Assoc, Mpls; Rafferty

1954, 2009 

Stadium Press Box

Joachim Watrin, OSB

1955

Monastery Wing

Marcel Breuer & Associates, New York

1956

Kateri Tekakwitha Statue

unknown

1956, 1961, 1963, 1988

Liturgical Press, Printing

Traynor, Hermanson & Hahn, RRT

+1957

Monastery Pergola

Joachim Watrin, OSB

1958-1961, 1984

*Abbey Church (see also Petters Pavilion, 2006)

Marcel Breuer & Associates, New York 

1959, 1979

Saint Thomas Hall

Marcel Breuer & Associates, New York

1960, 1983

Watab Causeway & Bridge; lights, steps

Civil Core of Engineers; Roman Paur

1961

Baldwin Park cleared

1960-61 Novices

1961

Stained Glass Window, Abbey Church

Bronislaw Bak, SJU Art Department Faculty

1962

Preparatory School (new)

Hansen & Michelson, St Paul

1962

Baldwin Park Madonna (slab glass)

Catherine Smith

1962

Jellum House

Resident Designer

1963

Slabglass & Bronze symbols, Lit Press

Placid Stuckenschneider, OSB

1964 

Alcuin Library (dedicated 1966) 

Marcel Breuer & Associates, New York

1965, 1977, 1998

Abbot Peter Engel Science Center & Greenhouse

Marcel Breuer & Associates, New York; Rafferty

1966

FM Tower

Technical Associates

1967

Bernard, Boniface, Patrick Halls

Marcel Breuer & Associates, New York

1968

Ecumenical Institute

Marcel Breuer & Associates, New York

1969

Abadia del Tepeyac, Mexico

Gabriel Chavez de la Mora, OSB

1970

New Observatory

 

 1970, 1980

Quadrangle, Der Keller

 

1970

Fire Station

John Anderl, OSB, Avon Lumber

1972

*Quadrangle, Dining Room renovation

Traynor, Hermanson & Hahn

1972, +2006 

Seidenbusch Apartments

Traynor, Hermanson & Hahn

1973, 1997

Warner Palaestra

THH; Ellerbe Becket

1973

Warner Palaestra sculpture

Marcel Breuer

1975

Bush Center (HMML)

Marcel Breuer & Associates, New York

1976

I-94 Footbridge

US Highway Department

1976

Wild Flower Reserve

Gunther Rolfson, OSB

1977

Service Garage

Avon Lumber Company

1978

Quadrangle, Angel Tower

Hammel, Green & Abrahamson, St Paul

1978

Quadrangle renovation, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors

Traynor, Hermanson & Hahn

+1979

Bresnahan Kiln, Joe Hall Garage

Richard Bresnahan

1980

Dining Service Storage

Traynor, Hermanson & Hahn

1981 Water Tower Milner W. Carley and Associates, St. Cloud

1981

Seton Earth-Sheltered Apartments

Hammel, Green & Abrahamson

1981, 1986

John the Baptist Parish Center

Gary Grooters, Saint Cloud

1986

Campus Master Plan

Hugh Jacobsen, DC; Kiley Walker

1986

Science Center Annex 

Rafferty, Rafferty, Tollefson

1987

Virgil Michel House

Rafferty, Rafferty, Tollefson

1988

Entrance Plaza (Great Hall, Auditorium)

Kiley Walker; Hugh Jacobsen

1988

Wetlands Project & Dam/ Habitat Restoration Project 

Paul Schweitz, OSB

1988

Infrastructure Tunnels, reconstruction

Donlar Construction

1989

Campus Cooling System

Gausman & Moore, engineers

1989

Student Green (Breuer Dorms)

Dan Kiley & Associates, Boston

1989

Art Building

Hugh Jacobsen

1990, 1999

Episcopal House of Prayer & Oratory

John Cuningham, St Paul

1991

Metten Court Apartments (dedicated Sept. 10, 1992) 

Bentz, Thompson, Rietow, Mpls

1992, 2001, 2011

Sexton Commons (dedicated Oct. 8, 1993)

Rafferty, Rafferty, Tollefson

1992

Johanna Becker Kiln (dedicated October 12, 1994)

Richard Bresnahan

1996-2000, 2006 

Vincent Court Apartments

Rafferty, Rafferty, Tollefson

1996

Weber Center, Prep School (dedicated July 26, 1998)

Rafferty, Rafferty, Tollefson

1997

McNeely Spectrum, McKendrick Hall

Ellerbe Becket

1997

Clemens Stadium

Ellerbe Becket

1997

All-Weather Track

Ellerbe Becket

1997

New Entrance Road and Landscape

Bentz; Bakke, Kopp, Ballou, McFarlin

1997

Arboretum Designation (dedicated May 9, 1997)

1997

New Science Center (dedicated April 16, 1999)

Gregory Friesen, CSNA; Rafferty, Rafferty, Tollefson

1998

Arboretum Prairie Kiosk (dedicated September 26, 1998)

 

1998

Holy Trinity Monastery, Fujimi, Japan

Ken Takagaki and Associate, Tokyo

1999

Monastery South Walks & Garden Gate

BKBM; Tad Jensen, mason

1999

Prep School Science Addition

Hammel, Green & Abrahamson

2000

Saints Maur & Placid Apartment Bldgs (dedicated Aug. 30, 2001)

Rafferty, Rafferty, Tollefson

2001, 2002

Quadrangle renovation, first floor

Rafferty, Rafferty, Tollefson

2001

Peter Engel Science Center Plaza

Gregory Freisen (CSNA)

2005 

Abbey Guesthouse (dedicated Oct. 22, 2006) 

Vincent James Associates, Minneapolis

2006

Petters Pavilion - Abbey Church (dedicated May 6, 2007) 

Vincent James Associates, Minneapolis

2009

Flynntown Apartments 

Rafferty Rafferty Tollefson Lindecke

2009

McKeown Community Center (dedicated Sept. 12, 2009) 

Rafferty Rafferty Tollefson Lindecke

2009

Solar Power Project (dedicated October 7, 2009) 

Westwood Renewables, Minneapolis

2011

 Campus Signage Project

 Seriagraphics


+razed; mostly starting dates

*in The National Register of Historic Places 

Italics indicate buildings or projects that are off-campus or for other entities.

Page originally created by Roman Paur, OSB.  Last updated October 7, 2009.