Park Hall was built as a social sciences building and currently houses a number of College of Arts & Sciences departments as well as centrally scheduled classrooms. On the first floor corridor is a coffee shop and lounge.
Julian Park (1885-1965) was the first dean of Arts and Sciences
(1919-54) and served as the university's first historian. Park is
the son of Dr. Roswell Park, who lends his name to the Roswell Park
Institute, an internationally known cancer research facility
located in downtown Buffalo.