Beaven Hall was named for Bishop Thomas David Beaven, class of 1870. He was the Bishop of Springfield, Massachusetts from 1892-1920.The cornerstone was laid by Beaven on September 4, 1912.
Beaven Hall was designed to house 140 seniors with their Jesuit prefects. The ground floor of Beaven Hall also contained a large lecture hall, geological museum, senior class library, and the biology laboratory.
Beaven now serves as the home of the Sociology, Anthropology and Psychology departments.
“Beaven Hall,” Mapping Holy Cross, accessed March 6, 2021, http://hcdigitalscholarship.com/MappingHolyCross/items/show/8.