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Foster Hall

FOSTER

Overview

Facility
FOSTER
Number
0016
Function
Gross Square Feet
69,178
Construction Cost
$918,000
Completed
June, 1921
Architect
Mckim Mead & White (1921) Milstein Wittek & Davis (1983)

Occupants

Function

Orin Elliott Foster Hall is home to classroom and research space for UB's nationally recognized School of Dental Medicine.  The original 1921 building was extensively renovated in 1983.

Namesake

FOSTER

Orrin Elliott Foster (1840-1928) donated $500,000 toward construction of this building. He was co-founder of the Foster-Milburn Company, a manufacturer of patent medicines.Foster Hall was the first building built by the university on the Main Street Campus.

Historical research and photographs provided by University Archives.