In 1955 the Fioretti Studio could be found where FO 148 sits today. .
Later the space became the Art & Cultures Gallery.
This photo is from 1977 showing a retrospective exhibit of the art of
Sister Helena Steffens-meier.
Today we find the beautiful meeting room, FO 148 here.
The Art & Cultures Gallery has moved to a light-filled space on the Ground
Floor of Alexia Hall.
With the rise in non-traditional aged students, the need arose for childcare. In 1970, Alverno
began a babysitting service in roughly the same space where the Business Office now sits.
Over the years, Babysitting evolved into Childcare and then became the Alverno Early Learning
Center which can now be found in Elizabeth Hall.
Here is the same space today.
Did you know that at one time you could take cooking and sewing classes at Alverno?
Back in the 1950's, the Home Economics classrooms could be found approximately
where the Admissions Office sits today.
Some other previous occupants of this space were the Print Shop and the Mail Room.
Nearby there were also nursing classrooms like this one photographed in the
early to mid 1950's.
Here's how this same space looks today.
The look of the Commons has changed over the years.
Here is a view of "family-style" student dining in the 1950's.
This is a view of the Commons from the late 1970's.
Here 's today's LaVerna Commons.
Here's a view of the back of the room.
Where the Student Affairs Office can be found today was the old
"Down and Around Shop" bookstore. Here are some nursing
students buying their books at the store in 1988.
Today we have the A-Store where many Alverno logo items can be purchased
along with school supplies.