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Feldman, Jim / The buildings of the University of Wisconsin
(1997)

Agricultural Bulletin,   pp. 93-94


Page 93

AGRICULTURAL BULLETIN
Fig. 1. Agricultural Bulletin
building, c. 1930. The biggest
little building on campus. The
appearance of great size is an
architectural illusion, fostered by
the heavy brickwork and two
toned color scheme. This chim-
ney is one of the few -and
surely the most beautiful- 19th
century chimnies left on
campus. [series 9/3 Smith Hall
folder]
Built in 1899 as the heating plant for the growing agriculture campus, this building
became the home of the agricultural bulletin in 1937. It was added to the National
Register of Historic Places in 1985.
f     he construction of the agricultural heating plant is a typical example of the way the college of
agriculture facilities were developed under Dean William Henry. Beginning in 1894 Henry
began to talk about the need for a separate heating plant for the buildings on the agricultural
campus: "It would certainly be advantageous to get the boiler and coal out of the Dairy building."I


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