Thomas J. McIntyre's name is included in the monument constructed on the Lincoln Park Campus of DePaul Univesity which recognizes all Vincentians who have served the University. The monument was erected to celebrate 200 years of Vincentians in America.
|Although there is another McIntyre on the list, I do not believe he is related to the family.|
VINCENTIAN BICENTENNIAL MONUMENT CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON DEPAUL'S LPC
MARCH 02, 2016
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Vincentians in the United States. To celebrate this milestone, DePaul is installing a monument on the Lincoln Park Campus that will bear the name of every Vincentian who has served the university. Construction will begin in March.
"The roots of DePaul's foundation in 1898 are found in the bicentennial celebration," says the Reverend Edward Udovic, C.M., senior executive for university mission. "The Vincentian commitment to higher education in the United States began when the first Vincentian set foot on land at Baltimore's inner harbor."
The DePaul monument, which will be made out of red granite and include a four-sided clock feature, will stand on the northeast corner of Kenmore and Belden Ave., near Arts & Letters Hall. Limestone benches and landscaping will surround the 11-foot-high tower, creating a large seating area for the university community.
The crowning feature of the new monument, however, will be the names of every Vincentian at DePaul, dating back to St. Vincent's College in 1898. The monument also will include the names of Vincentians who served on the Board of Trustees, the Members of the Corporation or taught at DePaul Academy which closed in 1968. Fr. Udovic compiled the list of more than 200 names, likely the first definitive record of every Vincentian who has served at DePaul. The monument will allow room for the names of future Vincentians to be added as well.
Vasilko Architects & Associates developed the design, working in close collaboration with Fr. Udovic and the Office of the President.
"We wanted the memorial to mark the passing of time, but time that is unfolding second-by-second into the future, which is why we included the clock," Fr. Udovic says. "We pay careful attention to every aspect of campus design and look for opportunities for art, architecture and landscape to contribute to our sense of community and purpose."
Construction will start with excavating the area for a six-foot-deep foundation, built to support the significant weight of the monument and benches. Bob Janis, vice president of Facility Operations, explains that the red granite will come from a quarry in northern Minnesota. The engraving of the names and commemorative text will take place at the Minnesota plant as well. The benches will be made out of Indiana limestone. All work will complete in June.
Janis does not expect any street closures or disruptions to university activities to occur during the installation of the monument. The construction area will be barricaded off, and all members of the university community should remain vigilant when traveling near the work zone.
A formal dedication will take place on Sept. 27 to coincide with St. Vincent's Feast Day. All members of the university community will receive invitations to the ceremony.
Photos: Elaine M. Beaudoin, October, 2016.
Article: Newsline, online. http://www.depaulnewsline.com/features/vincentian-bicentennial-monument-construction-begin-depauls-lpc March, 2016