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Farewell Barry University Villa
Barry University Villa has been demolished. Built as a motel, Barry University Villa was purchased by Barry College in the 1950s to house sophomore students. Over the years, the facility served as a residence hall for undergraduate women, the Honors House, the first residence for men when Barry went coed at the undergraduate level in 1975 and a residence for active and retired Adrian Dominican sisters, student sisters from other communities, and graduate students. Even university President Sister Linda Bevilacqua fondly remembers living in Villa 19 during her sophomore year. After seeing that the building would not pass its 40-year recertification (required by Miami-Dade County), the university decided to demolish the facility. The university is acquiring properties on the same side of NE 2nd Avenue as the Villa and are envisioning new facilities to meet Barry’s strategic needs. Before the demolition, Sister Linda walked through the vacated rooms and thanked God for everyone who blessed that space with life, laughter and prayer.