Filed Under Missoula

Chemistry-Pharmacy Building

The University of Montana Historic District

A Public Works Administration loan and bonds funded the construction of this facility, completed in 1939. Architects R. C. Hugenin of Butte and Norman DeKay of Helena designed the distinctive building amidst criticism over the unusual mixing of styles. The rusticated red-brown brick and horizontal division between the first and second floors are elements of the Renaissance Revival style seen in earlier campus buildings. A central projecting pavilion, however, reminiscent of Beaux Arts Classicism, interrupts the façade with a vertical focus. Even though an animal laboratory (1951) and skywalk (1981) have been added to the building, the façade retains its original appearance.

Images

Chemistry-Pharmacy Building
Chemistry-Pharmacy Building Chemistry-Pharmacy Building. Front view of the building, facing south to southeast on the University of Montana campus near the Skaggs Building (to the right, west) and the Urey Underground Lecture Hall entrance (behind, north). Digital photograph. Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Michael Connolly Date: Jan. 2020
Chemistry-Pharmacy Building
Chemistry-Pharmacy Building Chemistry-Pharmacy Building. Front view of the building, facing south to southwest on the University of Montana campus near Stone Hall (to the left, east) and the Urey Underground Lecture Hall entrance (to the right, west). 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, “Chemistry-Pharmacy Building,” Historic Montana, accessed April 14, 2024, https://historicmt.org/items/show/962.