Home sweet home

Dime tour: Inside Loyola's Alumni House

The Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., Alumni House is a welcoming place for any of the university’s 65,000 living alumni when they’re back on campus.

Located on the southern side of Loyola’s Evergreen campus at 208 E. Cold Spring Lane, the three-story brick colonial was built in 1927 and sits on an acre of land adjacent to Armiger House, the President’s residence.

A red brick wall with a sign reading The Rev. Brian F. Linnane Alumni House, and a red-bricked building in the background Close-up of a green Loyola pillow sitting atop a brown leather couch

The initial owner of the property was Dr. Clyde A. Matthews, a dental surgeon at the Johns Hopkins Clinic Center. Loyola acquired the house in 2013 from the former president of the Baltimore Opera Company, Michael Harrison.

John Cochran III, ’73, a former trustee, and his wife, Patricia, earmarked a portion of their $5 million gift during the university’s Bright Minds, Bold Hearts comprehensive campaign to the purchase, renovation, and repurposing of the house—and named it the Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., Alumni House.

A painting of Brian Linnane hung on a tan wall, flanked by two windows

The Alumni House opened its doors to the Loyola community on January 13, 2014.

Furnished, living room-style lounges on the first floor are open to alumni who stop in during the week, and staff are available to help graduates connect with the university and its alumni resources and services.

The offices of alumni engagement, advancement events, and donor relations are located on the upper floors in office areas in the Georgian architectural style.

The house and its grounds are used for alumni events, gatherings, and meetings throughout the year.

President Linnane and a group of students casually talking on the back porch of the red-bricked alumni house A tan room filled with blue couches, a fireplace, and other furniture. A painting of a field hangs on the wall.
A kitchen with a stainless steel stovetop, oven, and refrigerator A light-filled window sits above a turning staircase Loyola photos in picture frames hang on a tan wall, with a decorated Christmas tree in the foreground