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Identification

University Building
St. Joseph's Seminary, Troy University Building
305918

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Structure in General

low-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
brick
applied masonry
neo-gothic

Usages

university

Facts

  • Crowned by four tall spires, it was a prominent feature of the Troy skyline.
  • The building was built as Troy University, which closed in 1862.
  • It was sold to St. Mary's Church in Albany in 1863, and reopened as St. Joseph's Provincial Seminary in 1864.
  • It was purchased by Rensselaer in 1958, which used it for classrooms until its demolition in 1969.
  • St. Joseph's Seminary was situated high above downtown Troy, the site of Rensselaer's Folsom Library.
  • It was purchased by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1908, who established a provincial house and novitiate there in 1912.

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Location

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Campus
12180
Troy
New York
U.S.A.

Technical Data

48.18 ft
4
1858
1969

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