Bishop Edward Fenwick Place
On January 13, 1822, the Dominican priest Fr. Edward Dominic Fenwick (1768-1832) was consecrated as the first Bishop of the new Diocese of Cincinnati. In 1831, he founded the seminary of the Athenaeum of Ohio-Mount St. Mary's of the West, the oldest Catholic seminary west of the Appalachian Mountains. It was a men's college in downtown Cincinnati, adjacent to St. Xavier Church, which Fenwick dedicated to the patronage of Francis Xavier. In 1840, Fenwick's successor, John Baptist Purcell, asked the Society of Jesus to take control of the school, and the Jesuits changed the name to St. Xavier College. In 1930, it became Xavier University.
The campus' newest and second largest building, Fenwick Place, is named for the Bishop; it offers residence to 535 students in four connected buildings and a dining commons seating 700.
Opened: August, 2011