DeKoven Center Great Hall & St. John Chapel

Building Information

Building Information: 
The old college motto,"Vigeat Radix" (May the Root Thrive) is as appropriate today as it was in the early 1850’s. The work of the Foundation thrives today, with Taylor Hall, the Gym and the Pool as its retreat center. St. John’s Chapel stands in the middle of one of the oldest intact collegiate quadrangles in America and hosts numerous weddings and services each year. Wedding receptions are held in both the Assembly Hall and the Great Hall. Each Tuesday at noon, a service for visitors and guests is held in St. Mary’s Chapel with its striking carved wood reredos and altar, unusual clear glass Gothic windows and baby grand piano. The DeKoven Center continues a legacy of education, spiritual reflection and recreation, sponsoring monthly retreats and quiet days, hosting quarterly retreats and conferences led by nationally known speakers, and promoting a variety of events and programs in the arts. The Center also has a full range of gym and pool classes and activities. We invite individuals and groups of all faiths to visit and use our historic campus and its unparalleled facilities.

Visitor Experience


DeKoven Foundation
600 21st St.
Racine, WI 53403
633-6401 x102



10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Event Permissions:

Photography Permitted: 
Photography Permitted
Filming Permitted: 
Filming Permitted

Building Accessibility:

Only First/Main Floor accessible to persons with disabilities

Restroom Availability:

Restrooms will not be available for visitors