University in Davenport repairing oldest building

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The oldest building at St. Ambrose University in Davenport is in the midst of $5 million in repairs and improvements.

The work on Ambrose Hall began in April. The structure was built in stages between 1885 and 1912.

The Quad-City Times reports ( ) work will include replacing brick and mortar on the building’s exterior, repairing parts of the roof, removing sandstone on the first floor and adding limestone, and installing hundreds of new windows.

A clock also is being placed in the building’s central tower. Original plans had called for such a clock, but it was never installed.

Repairs also are being made to LeClaire Hall.

The private university is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Davenport.

It has a total enrollment of about 3,600 students.


Information from: Quad-City Times,

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