University prepares Crickwood building
The building across the street from the Farinella Gate looks to have been recently acquired by Seton Hall but it has been owned by the University for about seven years, according to the vice president for administration, Dennis Garbini.
Next to Turrell Manor and across the street from Health Services, the Crickwood building now has a sign posted on the side of it identifying it as property of Seton Hall. Garbini said that the University bought the building when it became available and that the location of it was ideal.
“We wanted to control what went in there,” Garbini said.
He also said that the University officials considered tearing down the building or portions of it. They instead decided to keep the building and renovate it. They finally put the sign up when the renovations were complete.
“We wanted to pretty it up before we put our name on it,” he said.
According to Garbini, the Crickwood building was used in the past for classes and office space for administration purposes. He also said that before Seton Hall had acquired the building, they rented space in it for the bookstore and offices.
The name “Crickwood” was not given by the University but was what it was known as in the past, according to Garbini. He also said that the building used to have an ice cream parlor in it.
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