Kirk House

Color photo of Kirk HouseThe Kirk House was acquired by Webster University in 1964. Originally it served as a residence for some of the Sisters of Loretto who worked at the college. The building was also used for various meetings and social functions.


Later the Kirk House was used by Opera Theatre of St. Louis and eventually it was the location of Webster's Financial Aid Office. In 2003, several faculty and staff from the School of Communications moved into the building.


The Kirk House was demolished in 2012 and replaced with a sand volleyball court.



Crone, Thomas. (1989, March 23-29). Rent? Affiliated arts agencies face the task of raising new revenues for university use. The Journal, vol. 24, no. 9, pp. 8-9, 11.

Hansen, Jamie L. (2001, October 11-24). Building might be hazardous to health. The Journal, vol. 50, no. 8, pp. 3.

Luke, Haley. (2012, August 29-September 4). Sand volleyball court replaces demolished Kirk House. The Journal, vol. 66, no. 2, p. 3.

Two campus houses designated centers for social and intellectual get-togethers. (1965, September 17).The Web, vol. 42, no. 1, p. 1.