1928: Groundbreaking was held for the new De La Salle College in Washington. Msgr. William Ryan, Rector of Catholic Univesity, was selected to turn the soil. De La Salle College gave hundreds of young Brothers of the NY and Baltimore districts a polished collegiate education before they commenced teaching.

Brothers of the Christian Schools, Journey in Retrospect: A Century of Service 1848-1948 [Barrytown, NY: New York District], 1948, pp. 156-157.