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Young HallYoung Hall

Dedication: March 21, 1970

Named For: John C. Young and William C. Young

Architect: Johnson-Romanowitz

Cost: $2,000,000

Size: 55,000 square feet

Current Use: faculty offices, classrooms, and laboratories

The second Young Hall replaced Young Memorial Science Hall, and gave the college its first modern science facility in over sixty years. A $373,784 grant from the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare helped fund construction of the $2,000,000 building. The three-level brick structure had 55,000 square feet of floor area as compared with 25,000 in Old Young Hall. Originally housing the life and physical sciences, the new building was located directly in front of the first Young Hall. The floor plan called for laboratories not grouped according to discipline, as was traditionally done, but by level of sophistication. Freshmen and sophomore labs were on the first floor, and advanced labs on the second. The building also included a greenhouse, a 175-seat lecture hall, and science library.

Young Hall

In the fall of 2010 a two-story addition was completed that added 40,000 square feet to the building, with the older part of the structure renovated during the 2010-2011 year. The renovated and expanded Young Hall houses the psychology, psychobiology, biology and biochemistry and molecular biology programs, as well as the synthetic (organic and inorganic) chemists.