Notre Dame undergraduates pose in front of Freshman Hall in this 1931 photograph submitted by Margaret Garby. Her father, Nicholas P. Romanko ’37, is shown at far left, second from top, wearing a cap. This clapboard residence hall stood roughly where Breen-Phillips Hall stands today. This hall and another nearby were constructed quickly in 1922-23 to house an influx of students. The students nicknamed them the “Cardboard Palaces.” Both buildings were gone by 1940, making way for further development of North Quad.
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