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Acheson Annex (ACH_A) - South Campus, Academic Sector



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Acheson Annex


This temporary metal building was erected in 1966 to provide additional classroom space. It is scheduled for demolition within the next few years.

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Namesake


Edward Goodrich Acheson Edward Goodrich Acheson (1856-1931) was an inventor and industrialist who once worked for Thomas Edison. Acheson invented silicon carbide and founded the Carborundum Company, located in Niagara Falls.

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Building Facts

Primary function: Academic

Tenants: Graduate School of Social Work

Architect: Butler, Inc.

Completion date: June, 1965

Gross square feet: 10,140

Construction cost: $116,000

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