Historic Henry Mall District

UW-Madison College of Agriculture and Life Science

Historic Henry Mall District

Madison, Wisconsin 53715, United States

Created By: UW-Madison

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Agricultural Hall – (1450 Linden Drive) (built - 1903) became home for most of the agricultural programs at the time. Many of these programs became departments and soon had their own buildings. Today it is home to College Administration, Farm and Industry Short Course, Landscape Architecture and Community and Environmental Sociology. It houses one of the largest lecture halls on campus (capacity is 760). This building is listed on National Register of Historic Places. CALS web site: www.cals.wisc.edu

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1450 Linden Drive Built in 1903 At the time it was built, Agricultural Hall became home to most of the university’s agricultural programs. Many of these programs eventually became departments and later had their own buildings. Today, Ag H... Read more
460 Henry Mall Built in 1905 The Agricultural Engineering building was the first building on campus constructed using reinforced concrete. In 1907, the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (now the American Society of Agricultural and... Read more
440 Henry Mall Built in 1904 The DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Building was the home of the Department of Agronomy until 1930. It then became home to the Department of Genetics until 1963, the Department of Dairy Science until 1972, and Agri... Read more
420 Henry Mall Built in 1912 The DeLuca Biochemistry Building has been the home of the Department of Biochemistry since it was built. Today, it is one of three biochemistry buildings named after Professor H. F. DeLuca, whose laboratory has... Read more
Located at the south end of Henry Mall Dedicated in 1924 Henry Mall was named in honor of William Arnon Henry, an American academic and agriculturist from Ohio who led the growth of the College of Agriculture, becoming its first dean in ... Read more
425 Henry Mall Built in 1993 The Genetics - Biotechnology Center houses the Department of Genetics, which was established in 1910 as the Department of Experimental Breeding and was the first such department in the United States. Its histo... Read more
445 Henry Mall Built in 1961 The Genetics Building housed medical genetics and animal genetics until 1994. Since 1989, WISCIENCE (the Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement) has been housed here. WISCIENCE colla... Read more
465 Henry Mall Built in 1953 The Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) was established in 1903, at the urging of H. L. Russell, to provide facilities and expertise in the diagnosis of diseases common in Wisconsin at the time, such ... Read more
Henry Mall Created in 1922 This statue at the north end of Henry Mall recognizes William D. Hoard, a strong proponent of dairying in the state of Wisconsin. In 1885, Hoard founded the magazine Hoard’s Dairyman, still published and read i... Read more


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