Young Building

The Young Building houses the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy and serves as a residence for sophomore students in the Pell Honors Program.

Built during the initial development of Bellevue Avenue in the 1850s, the Queen Anne-style mansion originally known as Fairlawn was commissioned by Boston lawyer Andrew Ritchie and designed by architect Seth Bradford. The property has undergone several alterations over the years, including the addition of a ballroom and the installation of Tiffany stained glass windows in the great hall.

Salve Regina acquired Fairlawn in 1997 and named it for University benefactors Anita O'Keeffe and Robert R. Young. In 1999, the University received a historic preservation award from the Newport Historical Society for the Young Building's restoration.

Just the Facts: 

  • Historic home/carriage house
  • Housing capacity: 50
  • Room options: Two singles, 12 doubles, four triples and three quads
  • Amenities: Lounges and kitchens
  • Room and board

Building Type: Administrative, Upperclassmen Housing