Filed Under Missoula

Botany Laboratory and Greenhouse

The University of Montana Historic District

This 1938 addition to the Renaissance Revival style Botany Building (formerly Natural Science) offers an excellent example of the importance of Public Works Administration funds during the Depression Era to the expansion of the University of Montana. The U-shaped annex of brick and glass originally contained a fully equipped botanical laboratory, experimental animal rooms, and a greenhouse. Equipped now solely for use by the Botany Department, the annex, with its red-brown exterior and hipped roof, was carefully designed to be architecturally compatible with the older building.

Images

Botany Laboratory and Greenhouse
Botany Laboratory and Greenhouse Botany Laboratory and Greenhouse. Front to side view of the building, facing east to southeast on the University of Montana campus near the Natural Sciences Building (to the left, north). Digital photograph. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Michael Connolly Date: Jan. 2020
Botany Laboratory and Greenhouse
Botany Laboratory and Greenhouse Botany Laboratory and Greenhouse. Front view of the building, facing east on the University of Montana campus with a view of the Natural Science Building to the left (north) and a clear view of the greenhouse featured in the foreground of the photograph. Digital photograph. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Michael Connolly Date: Jan. 2020

Location

32 Campus Drive, Missoula, Montana | Public

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Botany Laboratory and Greenhouse,” Historic Montana, accessed April 23, 2024, https://historicmt.org/items/show/960.