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Alumni House Renovation History in Photos

The Alumni House was completely gutted and rehabbed in 2005-07. The renovation created two upper one-bedroom residential living units and two lower office units which are presently used by the St. Catherine's Alumni Association and SCHS Administration. Further improvements include a full basement and large backyard with a patio.



Exterior improvements include new roof, gutters, doors and locks, all windows, backyard patio, dawn-to-dusk exterior lighting system in the front, and motion-sensor light system in the back.



WE Energies installed a new transformer to service the building, along with 4 new electric meters. The Racine Water Company replaced the water supply line from the street to our building and installed 3 new water meters.



Interior improvements include new furnaces (4), hot water heaters (3), electrical wiring, outlets and fixtures, smoke alarms, heating and ventilation ducts, bathroom toilets, tubs, sinks, tile flooring, plumbing, interior doors, carpeting, ceiling fans. New stoves, sinks and cabinets were installed in the upper units, while sinks, cabinets and a refrigerator were installed in the lower "office" units. 


Special Thanks

We are forever grateful for the generosity of the following alumni, friends, partners, companies and contractors who contributed expertise, time, money or materials to make this project come to life:


Jess Levin, Bank of Elmwood 

Sisters of St. Dominic

Jim Dickert ’55, First Weber Group

Todd Moore, Bank of Elmwood 

Sharon Geersten, Sisters of St. Dominic

Martin Defatte, Century 21 Savaglio Cape Realty 

Jim Hermes, Amerispec Home Inspection Service

Jim Christensen, ARC Architectual Group LLC

Jerry ’75 & Mary (Biondi) Kasinski ‘77, Jerry’s Lawn Care

Sam Azarian, Sam Azarian Construction

Robert Gleason, Gleason’s Redi-Mix

Stan Postorino ‘69, Postorino Decorating

Barry Sanders ‘69, Sanders Paint and Wallpaper

Brian Kiernan, Kiernan Heating & Air Conditioning

Jim Buchholz, Masonry & Tuckpointing

Dave Haus, Floortech Interiors

Tim Shea ‘72, Van’s Electric Services

Tom Worden, Worden Drywall

Mike Seitz ’73 & Brendan O’Brien ‘99, MJS Remodeling 

Rev. Cletus Uhen, “Guardian Angel”

Max, Max’s Supermarket 

Greene Glass

Badi Patel

Jim Morelli, Sam Azarian Construction 

Carol (DeMatthew) Rawlinko ‘71

Dave O’Brien ‘58, O’Brien’s Upholstery

Cheryl & Ron Haarsma

Sue & Chris Gorman ’75, Racine Grain 

Mike Wirtz ‘78

SCHS Boys’ Physical Education Classes

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