I love Mashuda Hall, my home at Marquette University from 1989 to 1992. Mashuda is a seven-story, co-ed residence hall for freshmen and sophomores. The residence is named for Josephine Hallman Mashuda, a Marquette benefactor.Before Marquette bought the building in 1980, Mashuda Hall served as a hotel. The Beatles spent the night here on Sept. 4, 1964, after playing a downtown Milwaukee concert to nearly 12,000 screaming fans.
When Johnston Hall opened in 1907, it was Marquette University. Johnston Hall was designed to serve as a one-building university with a two-story library, an auditorium, science laboratories, classrooms and even Jesuit living quarters. Today Johnston Hall is home to the College of Communication and the Instructional Media Center. The building honors Robert A. Johnston (1846-1907), a bakery executive and university benefactor.