Swords Hall was named in honor of Rev. Raymond J. Swords, S.J., who served as 24th President of Holy Cross from 1960 to 1970. Swords was dedicated on May 3, 1985. Swords was bult in between O'Neil Hall and Haberlin Hall wiith walkways connecting the three buildings forming a complete science complex. The O'Callahan Science Library, named in honor of Rev. Joseph O'Callahan, S.J., was moved to the first floor of Swords. The science complex was further expanded when the Park B. Smith Laboratories were added in 2009.
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