The Antone Academic Center for Culture and the Arts houses performance areas, studios, offices, classrooms and laboratories for several academic departments and programs, including art, cultural and historic preservation and performing arts. Dedicated in 2008, the building is named in honor of Sister Therese Antone, who served as president of Salve Regina from 1994-2009.
Creation of the Antone Academic Center involved the unique restoration, renovation and union of two nationally historic and significant carriage house and stables complexes - Wetmore Hall, the original carriage house and stables for Chateau-sur-Mer, and Mercy Hall, the original carriage house and stables for Ochre Court.
While the $9.5 million project was designed to meet all the technological and aesthetic needs of today's academia, the center continues to dazzle with its 19th-century originals: a Belgian block exercise yard with a circular trough at its center, cast iron hardware, Minton tiles, decorative yellow brick flooring, rough-cut sandstone exterior, slate mansard roof and gable dormers.
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