Published: September 2011
A Boston College Minute: Fr. Gasson returns to the hall named in his honor, August 25, 2011.
After being closed 15 months for interior and exterior renovations, Gasson Hall reopened in late August. One of the first items to return was a sculpture of the hall’s namesake, Thomas I. Gasson, SJ (1859-1931). The 26-inch marble bust by an unknown artist honors the 13th president of Boston College (1907-14), who presided over the University’s move from Boston’s South End to the Heights and the raising of its first structure, known as the Recitation Building when it opened in 1913 and renamed in Gasson’s honor in 1952. The sculpture, atop a three-foot nine-inch, richly colored granite pedestal, graced Carney 147 during the renovations and now resides in Gasson 105.