Georgetown University was built in 1789 in Washington, D.C., and is the U.S.' oldest Catholic university. The main campus's Healy Hall was built between 1877-79 and is named for Patrick Healy, the first black president of a major American university.
Healy Hall, a Flemish Romanesque building, was added to the D.C. Inventory of Historic Sites in 1964 and the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 and was named a National Historic Landmark in 1987. Georgetown University's current president's office is located on Healy Hall's second floor.
When Healy Hall needed its original slate roof system replaced because of leaks, university officials asked Wagner Roofing, Hyattsville, Md., to perform the work.
"Wagner Roofing has been doing work for Georgetown University for years," says Lee Simon, Wagner Roofing's estimator and project manager. "The base bid was to replace all the slate on the rear elevation on both sides of the building's clock tower."