With extensive renovations to Trinity Hall that will transform the structure to the Salisbury Center due to be completed in December, Board of Trustees chair Charles H. Salisbury Jr. '63 P'94, lead donor for the project, and others participated in a cornerstone dedication ceremony Saturday.
Wearing hard hats and flanked by his wife, Bunny, and Colleges President Mark D. Gearan, Salisbury laid the ceremonial first grouting as construction supervisors from Heuber Breuer Construction lowered the large stone into place. The stone, inscribed with the year 2004, will match the original cornerstone of Trinity Hall, inscribed 1837.
“We are profoundly grateful to Charlie Salisbury for helping to create an exciting new use for Trinity Hall while preserving this historic structure,” Gearan said.
While the lakeside of Trinity Hall will be preserved, the 'Quad side,' which will become the main entrance for most of campus, will add an attractive new face to the Quad. A new stair tower, elevators and handicapped accessibility entrance are being installed.
The new interior of the structure will be known as the Salisbury Center, and will serve as the home of Career Services, Public Service, the Center for Global Education and the pre-health and pre-law programs. The Salisbury Center at Trinity Hall will be open when students return for the spring semester.