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Young Hall construction

Construction of Young Hall. In the center background is Nevin Hall, also under construction. 1969. 

Charles A. Thomas, photographer

Young Hall construction

Construction of Young Hall. Visible are Doherty Library (left), Old Young Hall (behind new Young Hall), and Faternity Quadrangle (right), 1969.

Charles A. Thomas, photographer

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.

The architects were Johnson-Romanowitz, of Lexington and the construction work was by Forbes-Morris Building Company of Lexington.

Information from the CentreCyclopedia and "Centre College's New. . ." Advocate Messenger, November 25, 1969, page 5.