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-======Morrill Science Center====== 
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-**Constructed**: 1950-1966 
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-**Architects**: James H. Ritchie Associates; Morris W. Maloney; Desmond and Lord 
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-===== Design and construction ===== 
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-Situated on the eastern edge of central campus, the Morrill Science Center was constructed to house teaching and research space for natural sciences departments, including Biology, Geology, Microbiology, and Zoology.  
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-Somewhat confused in appearance, Morrill was apparently intended by the architects to harmonize both with the earlier neo-Georgian brick buildings that dominated the campus landscape and more contemporary building styles of the post-war era, but succeeded at neither.  Sections of the center were constructed by three separate design firms, making for a less unified feel than other buildings: the western entranceway was designed by Ritchie Associates, the southern wing was the product of Desmond and Lord, and the wings that straddle the east-west exterior passageway are by Morris W. Maloney. 
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-===== Naming of the building ===== 
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-Named for Justin S. Morrill, Congressman from Vermont and author of the Morrill Land Grant Act of 1858 that authorized land grant colleges. 
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-==== Source ==== 
-  * Norton, Paul F., //Amherst: A Guide to Its Architecture// (Amherst, Mass., 1975). 
-  * For additional information, consult the University Archives (RG 36/101). 
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