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 (later the Paint Shop)  – 1912; burned/razed in 2014

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