A Rich History
In 1841 in a three-story house on Houston Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side, the Academy of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic boarding school for girls, was founded. Seventy-six years after its founding as an academy, Manhattanville was chartered as a college by the New York State Board of Regents. In 1952, the College moved to its current location in Westchester, N.Y., former estate of Whitelaw Reid. Today, Manhattanville's Reid Castle looks out over the green of the quadrangle to the renovated residence halls, academic buildings and housing complex for faculty and staff. Read the full historical timeline below, illustrated with period photographs.