Completed to date:
The University has repaired the fountain in the Bourne Mansion’s
courtyard and completed new brickwork in the driveway. Lighting and
landscaping have been added to the entryway, and the first-floor
interior has been repaired as well.
Plants now beautify the mansion’s main entrance (Gate 2). Oak
trees and a new garden were planted along the driveway of Gate
2. New planting were also installed at
Gate 1. Masonry repairs were made to the eastern wall of
Gate 2, and a new Bourne Mansion sign has
been installed on both walls. At the end of the
mansion’s driveway, wrought iron gates have been repaired and
painted, and landscape has been significantly upgraded.
Additional security patrols are on campus to safeguard buildings
and assist guests at on-site activities.
This year, the Oakdale campus hosted several weddings, a
year-round au pair program, various community youth clinics and St.
John's Sports Academy’s volleyball and basketball camps.
The Lake House has been weatherproofed and its exterior painted.
Repairs were made to the Gate House roof and the Carriage
House has been weatherproofed.
As agreed upon with the Town of Islip, St. John’s has
demolished. the Service Cottage and Dudack Hall . The
remaining portion of the building has been
weatherproofed. The University has closely monitored the
work to avoid disturbing neighbors.
The University is evaluating the Boat House’s structure and the
work needed to stabilize the Bourne Mansion’s windows.