Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Randall Laboratory

The next stop on my Albert Kahn tour was Randall Laboratory which was known as the East Physics building. Its kind of funny because I interviewed for a job at this building once. Anyways.....

This was another of the buildings proposed by President Burton during the expansion of the campus in the 1920's. The Physics department was one of the oldest in the Unversity and occupied cramped quarters.

The building was constructed on East University Avenue on the site occupied by the old Medical Building. It is no longer right on a street as that has been converted to sidewalks. Construction was completed in 1924.

Unfortunately, it was getting late and my lighting was the greatest, so I apologize for the blurriness. The building was named after Physics professor Harrison Randall who served as director of the laboratory until his retirement in 1941.

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