University of Wisconsin-Madison East CALS

This is a walking tour of the buildings in the College of Agricultural and Life Science East of Babcock Drive. Many of the buildings, construct more than 100 years ago.

University of Wisconsin-Madison East CALS

Madison, Wisconsin 53715, United States

Created By: UW-Madison

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The 20 points of interest on this path (0.68 miles) includes the UW-Madison CALS buildings East of Babcock Drive. This path starts with Ag Hall (1450 Linden Drive) and ends with Ag Bulletin (1535 Observatory Drive), formerly the heating plant. Agriculture Hall and buildings on the east and west side of Henry Mall occupy the area designated as a Henry Mall Historic District once called The Henry Quadrangle. This point is located on the Linden Drive sidewalk in front of Ag Hall.

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What You'll See on the Tour

Agricultural Hall

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
Nutritional Sciences

1415 Linden Drive Built in 1930 This building was originally the site of the Wisconsin orthopedics hospital, which opened in 1931. The hospital operations moved to a new hospital and clinics facility in the 1970s, and the building was desig... Read more
Taylor Hall

427 Lorch Street Built in 1951 Taylor Hall initially served as a dormitory for staff, including interns, for nearby medical facilities. In 1963, it became the home of the Department of Occupational Therapy and, later, the Department of Psyc... Read more
Stovall Building (Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene)

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 as... Read more
Genetics Building

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
Genetics - Biotechnology Center

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 histor... Read more
Henry Mall Historic Plaque

Located at the south end of Henry Mall Dedicated in 1924 The Henry Mall historic plaque reads: The Henry Quadrangle In recognition of the pioneer services of Dean William Arnon Henry to the science and practice of agriculture in this univer... Read more
DeLuca Biochemistry Building

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
DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Building

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
Agricultural Engineering Building

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 an... Read more
Statue of W. D. Hoard

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 ... Read more
R. M. Bock Laboratories

1525 Linden Drive Built in 1966 As one of the first of its kind, the UW Molecular Biology Graduate Program was formed in the late 1950s to provide a multi-disciplinary graduate training environment in the new area of molecular biology. Salv... Read more
Moore Hall

Moore Hall (1575 Linden Drive) – Agronomy vacated its original building on Henry Mall in 1930 and a new facility was constructed and attached to the east side of the horticulture building. The new building was named Moore Hall, after the ... Read more

Horticulture – (1575 Linden Drive) – (built 1910) Horticulture was one of the earliest departments in the college. The department was originally in a section of Soils Physics which is now King Hall/Soils. In 1910 this new Horticulture b... Read more
D. C. Smith Greenhouse

D. C. Smith Greenhouse – (465 Babcock Drive) – The D. C. Smith greenhouses have won several architectural awards for design. They are used for instruction and experimentation in plant breeding and disease and insect control. D. C. Smith... Read more
Microbial Sciences

Microbial Sciences – (1550 Linden Drive) - Opened in 2007, Microbial Sciences houses the Departments of Bacteriology and Medical Microbiology & Immunology (MMI) as well as the Food Research Institute (FRI). The first Bacteriology prof... Read more
Hiram Smith Hall

Hiram Smith Hall – (1545 Observatory Drive) – (built 1892) was the first major construction on the current agriculture campus and was home to the first Dairy School in the country. The dairy program was moved from South Hall where Babco... Read more
Hiram Smith Annex

1555 Observatory Drive Built in 1910 Just east of Hiram Smith Hall, the annex was built to alleviate crowding and provide support for various dairy-related long courses. After the dairy program outgrew its space and moved to Babcock Hall i... Read more
King Hall - Soil Science

1535 Observatory Drive Built in 1894 (east wing and central tower), 1896 (west wing) Constructed in two phases to house the Departments of Horticulture and Agricultural Physics, King Hall is now home to the Department of Soil Science (www.... Read more
Agricultural Bulletin Building

1535 Observatory Drive Built in 1899 Built as the agricultural college’s heating plant, this building also served as a machine shop until 1937 when it became the storage and mailing facilities for Agricultural Bulletin, a unit that facil... Read more


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