Dorsheimer Laboratory/Greenhouse

  • Dorsheimer Lab and Greenhouse.
  • Overview

    Facility
    DORSHE
    Number
    A400
    Function
    Academic / Research
    Gross Square Feet
    9,231
    Construction Cost
    $31,000
    Completed
    August, 1979
    Architect
    William L. Long & Associates Of Buffalo
  • 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.