||Atty. John J. McCourt, a newspaperman and lawyer who served as a trustee of St. Thomas College
||Bellante and Clauss
||S. G. Mastriani
||Land donated by the Scranton Elks and N. B. Epstein. Construction was financed via a loan from the Federal Home and Housing Finance Agency's College Housing Program.
||11,316 sq ft
Casey Hall, Fitch Hall, Martin Hall, and McCourt Hall, collectively known as the "Lower Quad," were the first four student residences on campus. The four dormitories were constructed at a cost of $757,000 and provided housing for a total of 200 students.
Prior to the construction of the Lower Quad, three homes on the 300 block of Quincy Avenue were used as student residences and were named Fitch, Martin, and McCourt Halls. In 1958, these names were transferred to the newly constructed residence halls, and the old residences were razed in order to make room for Gunster Memorial Student Center.
"University Will Have 4 Residence Halls Ready for Use at Opening of Fall Term," Scranton Times
16 August 1955: 3, 21.
"New U of S Residences Open to Public Friday," 2 September 1958.
"4 U of S Halls to Open," Scranton Tribune
3 September 1958: 3.
"Dorm Facilities Dedicated
3 October 1958: 6.
"Who Are the Dorms?
14 October 1982: ECR3.