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Farber Hall (FARBER) - South Campus, Medical & Dental Sector

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Farber Hall

Sidney Farber Hall is now part of the Cary-Farber-Sherman Complex. Built in the 1950's as the Medical-Dental Building, it was subsequently named for Samuel P. Capen (his name went to a building on the North Campus in the 1970's). Its construction allowed the medical and dental schools to move from their downtown locations.


Sidney Farber A member of the University of Buffalo Class of 1923 and an internationally recognized authority on cancer in children, Sidney Farber (1904-1973) served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for 41 years. He was the brother of the noted philosopher and UB professor, Marvin Farber (1901-1980).

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Building Facts

Primary function: Academic

Tenants: Biochemistry, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, Pediatrics, Social and Preventative Medicine, Sports Medicine, Women's Health Initiative

Architect: James, Meadows, & Howard

Completion date: June, 1953

Gross square feet: 210,903

Construction cost: $3,706,000

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