Loyola University Chicago

University Archives & Special Collections

LSC Former Buildings

Over the years, several buildings on the Lake Shore Campus have been demolished and replaced with new buildings.

Construction of Damen Hall in 1968 showing the building almost complete except for the top floors. 

Damen Hall

(1966-2010, replaced with Cuneo Hall)

Built in 1966 as part of Loyola's preparation for the centennial in 1970, Damen Hall was a 10-story academic classroom and laboratory building. It was designed in the Brutalist architecture style and was very different from previous campus buildings.


Exterior view of the Alumni Gymnasium soon after its construction in 1924 

Alumni Gym

(1924-2011, replaced by Damen Student Center)

 Designed by architect Paul V. Hyland, donations from alumni helped to partially fund the construction of the building. It included an indoor running track, basketball courts, and a swimming pool in addition to offices for the athletics department.


View of the Administration Building/Jesuit Residence from the southeast. 

Administration Building/Jesuit Residence

(1922-2008, replaced by East Quad and Information Commons)

Built in 1922, the Administration Building housed the administrative offices, the residence for the Jesuit community, classrooms, and the original library of Loyola University. 


Wilson Hall

Stebler Hall

Lewis Hall


Further information on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus can be found in Loyola University Chicago by Kathryn A. Young and Ashley Howdeshell (The Campus History Series, Arcadia Publishing, 2020). Available athttps://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781467105590