Founders Hall

Founders Hall, a Colonial Revival house completed in 1890, accommodates sophomore students. Designed by the famed architectural firm of Peabody & Stearns, Founders Hall once served as the main residence for the Althorpe estate.

Built for John Thompson Spencer, a prominent Philadelphia lawyer, the structure incorporates formal Georgian details with the informal ambience of a seaside villa. Salve Regina acquired the property, located on Ruggles Avenue, in 1964.

Just the Facts: 

  • Historic home/carriage house
  • Housing capacity: 35
  • Room options: Three singles, four doubles, four triples and three quads
  • Amenities: Lounge and kitchen on the first floor
  • Room and board

Building Type: Upperclassmen Housing