Chemistry Building

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Chemistry Building

Constructed: 1923

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The Chemistry Building was a temporary building at the College of William and Mary built in 1923. It was located approximately on the site of the present Washington Hall, which is situated along the Sunken Garden between Ewell Hall and McGlothlin-Street Hall.

In 1923, recommendations were made to construct a temporary building for an addition to class rooms. To be placed in the rear of the Citizenship Building so as to connect cheaply with existing steam pipes. Features included a large lecture room (seating for 200), separate laboratories for quantitative, qualitative, organic, physical/advanced/organic and freshman chemistry and one for minerology/chemical miroscopy. A large stock room and skylights were also part of the building, which was part of President J.A.C. Chandler's plans to upgrade the College's science facilities. A temporary shed was used until the Chemistry building was complete.

This building was torn down in November 1927. (Flat Hat 18 November 1927, p. 5)


Photograph

  • Pl979.584, University Archives Photograph Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.



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