Lindenwood’s renovation project moves forward in Roemer Hall

Jekyl Theater
Photo by Wesley Thomas

By Wesley Thomas |Reporter
June 24, 2016; 12:10 p.m.

Roemer Hall is getting a facelift this summer.

Roemer HallPhoto by Wesley Thomas
Roemer Hall is located on the historic side of Lindenwood’s St. Charles campus.
Photo by Wesley Thomas

Renovations will include: new paint in the hallways and classrooms, new floor tiles, new chairs in the classroom, as well as new hi-top tables for students to work on outside of class and phone charging stations. Jekyl Theatre will become the new home for the Human Resources Department.

Roemer Hall is the main administration building on campus. It’s home to the financial aid office, registrar and business office. Constructed in 1921, Roemer is a building that many students travel to daily, whether it be for class or something business-oriented.

“We just want to make the building student friendly…a more comfortable environment for the students,” said Katie Ratkowski, executive assistant to Provost Marilyn Abbott.

Renovations started in the spring semester and are expected to be nearly complete by the time fall classes start back up. Some long-term projects that will extend through the summer like the renovations to Jekyl Theatre and the reconstructing of the auditorium.

Ratkowski said she did not know the total cost of the project.

Roemer Hall Photo by Wesley Thomas
Several of the staircases in Roemer Hall have been recovered as part of the renovations.
Jekyl Theater Photo by Wesley Thomas
The building’s Jekyl Theater will be converted into office spaces as part of the construction plans.
New flooring in bottom of Roemer Photo by Wesley Thomas
The bottom floor of Romer Hall has received new flooring as a result of the renovations.
Classes prepping for painting Photo by Wesley Thomas
Several classrooms throughout the building have been prepped to be repainted.
Supplies in the hall of RoemerPhoto by Wesley Thomas
Piles of supplies for the remodeling projects sit outside several doors in Roemer.
Classes prepping for painting Photo by Wesley Thomas
Furniture in a number of classrooms have been covered in preparation for the renovations.
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