Left Villanova1 and came to Lawrence Mass.2 arriving in Lawrence about 6.30 p.m. Fr. Driscoll, priest and pastor at St Mary’s3 gave me a room and we discussed the new college4 for about an hour. We then took an auto ride over to see the property. At night it seemed to have a good location, is situated on a hill5 overlooking the city of Lawrence6. All of the Fathers of St. Mary’s seemed to be enthusiastic and believed the College would go7.
There is one grave defect with the property – there are no building’s [sic] whatever on the land we are purchasing8. It will be difficult to start in Sept of ‘47 unless we can obtain Gov’t buildings9 or else lease a suitable building. The high costs of building make it impossible to build at this time10.