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Subject: Re: [BKLYN] St. Johns University
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 14:22:10 EDT
Type in the following on google -
St. John's University, Schermerhorn Street, NY
to get a lot of information.
Here is a synopsis from the Archives of the Mayors Press Office regarding
Schermerhorn Street Building - (
_http://www.nyc.gov/html/om/html/96/sp237-96.html_ (http://www.nyc.gov/html/om/html/96/sp237-96.html) ) Founded in 1925 as
a law school dedicated to educating children of working class and immigrant
families in New York, St. John's has continually grown and expanded. From
its humble beginnings, the School's student body has grown to include
representatives from all parts of the nation and world. During the first year of the
law school, classes were taught at the Terminal Building at 50 Court Street in
Brooklyn. The following year, the School's growth forced it to lease
additional space from its neighbors at the Annex on Court Street, Brooklyn.
After occupying a 14-story building on Schermerhorn Street in downtown
Brooklyn, which soon became too small for the growing law school, it moved to the
Queens Campus where most of St. John's University is located today. However,
this space soon became inadequate for the ever expanding School. In 1991, the
School celebrated the groundbreaking of Finley Hall, which would more than
double the size of the School. The new space includes a larger, modern library
with additional classrooms and a new cafeteria.
Below, is the current information on the University.
St. John’s University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, New York 11439
Additional Campuses: _Staten Island_
(http://new.stjohns.edu/about/general/directions/directions/manhattan) _Rome, Italy_
> [Original Message]
> From: Linda Koch (mailto:)
> Date: 4/28/2008 7:11:46 PM
> Subject: Re: [BKLYN] Schermerhorn St.
I have a newspaper article from 1952, about my husband's g-grandfather's
stained glass business. One paragraph reads, "A series of new windows will
be executed for the new chapel in St. John's University, Schermerhorn St.,
depicting the life of St. Vincent de Paul." My question is, I cannot find St.
John's University on that street, and if it is no longer there, what is there
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