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Congregation of the Holy Cross Novitiate (Marigreen Pines)
Designed by a Chicago architect and built by local architect-contractor Charles Thomas, this brick Italian villa under a tile roof has an implied arcade topped by a second-story balcony, between two protruding bays. Marble floors and fireplaces adorn the interior. Thomas Cusack bought Rock Haven (c. 1885), the original house still on the grounds, as his family summer house and added Marigreen Pines, a much larger and more elaborate house. A daughter, Anne Cusack Johnson, gave this 50-acre site to the Holy Cross Fathers in 1977 for use as a residence and training retreat for novice clerics.
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