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Dorsheimer Laboratory/Greenhouse

DORSHE

Overview

Facility
DORSHE
Number
A400
Function
Gross Square Feet
8,800
Construction Cost
$31,000
Completed
August, 1979
Architect
William L. Long & Associats of Buffalo

Occupants

Function

This large greenhouse is actually four separate greenhouse units with environments ranging from tropical to cold. It is used for instruction and research in biology and the botanical sciences.

Namesake

DORSHE

Philip Dorsheimer (1797-1868) was a postmaster and collector of port duties in Buffalo. He originally emigrated from Germany in 1815, settling in Pennsylvania. In April of 1836 he made Buffalo his new home. Dorsheimer held several government posts under presidents Van Buren, Polk and Lincoln, and also served as New York State Treasurer from 1860-61.

Historical research and photographs provided by University Archives.