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Workers spent nine months carefully taking apart the chapel on Long Island and marking each of its stones before loading them onto a fleet of semis bound for Milwaukee. The first shipment of the twice disassembled chapel arrived in Milwaukee on January 31, 1965.
Once arrived, the stones were reassembled and selected changes were made to suit the site, such as a longer nave and modern conveniences like radiant floor heating and electricity. Ultimately, the reconstructed chapel incorporated 30 tons of historic stone elements and 18,000 historic terra cotta tiles into the chapel.
The reconstruction of the chapel at Marquette University was designed by French architect, Ernest Bonnamy, of the New York architectural firm of Kahn & Jacobs.