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Gartland Commons

The Gartland Commons were built in 1985. The fifty-two unit apartments accommodate 306 students in four buildings. Overlooking the Hudson River, each apartment provides a living room, bathroom, three bedrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen with nearby recreational facilities.

The Gartland Commons are named in honor of John J. Gartland, Jr., long time Marist College Benefactor, Board Member, and Advisor. John Gartland, better known as Jack, was born in 1914 in Poughkeepsie and past away in 2003. He was admitted to the bar in 1939 and later joined the law firm that bears his name after beginning practice in Poughkeepsie in 1946. During World War II, Gartland served in the U.S. Army Air Force, discharged with the rank of major. He earned a bachelor's of science degree from Georgetown University in 1935 and earned law degrees from Fordham and St. John's. Marist awarded Gartland with a doctorate in humane letters in 1980. He served on the boards of numerous local organizations, including Marist, the Astor Home, New York Archdiocese Catholic Charities and St. Mary's Church, just to name a few. He was also honored by the pope as a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre, one of the highest honors the church can bestow upon a lay person.

As a lawyer and longtime head of the the charitable McCann Foundation, Jack Gartland's influence and vision of what the area could become have made this part of the Hudson Valley what it is today. His work spanned all aspects of life from the arts and education to recreation and religion. (Source: Building & Place Names)


Demolished in 2014

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