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Mercyhurst North East Campus (St. Mary's Seminary)
Located a few blocks northwest of the commercial center, this eighty-four-acre former Redemptorist facility, St. Mary's Seminary, is dominated by Miller Hall, a limestone Second Empire building designed in 1868. The Order added a residence hall in 1893 and named it for their most famous member, St. John Neumann, the bishop of Philadelphia. In 1901, Lansing and Beierl of Buffalo were commissioned to build the limestone, Gothic Revival St. Mary's Chapel, also called the Chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The chapel is crowned with a copper fleche. A group of nuns, who came from Germany in 1920 to assist with cooking and housekeeping, established a convent on the premises, now called Karsh Hall. The Redemptorists sold the facility to Mercyhurst College in 1991. The grotto (1922), a replica of Lourdes, was restored in 1998. An athletic facility and playing fields add to the college's amenities and are also used by the Municipal Police Academy, which has been on campus since 1996. In 2005, two new limestone dormitories and the Michele and Tom Ridge Health and Safety Building, a rose brick, two-story building with pointed-arched windows, were added north of Miller Hall.
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