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FitzRandolph Observatory

Other Names: New Halsted Observatory; University Observatory; New Observatory

Date of Commission: 1932

Date of Occupancy: 1934

Other Dates in Building's History:

1932: FitzRandolph built because Halsted Observatory razed to make way for Joline Hall.

1938: D. H. Alpin, Class of 1920, donates astronomical paintings of H. R. Butler, Class of 1876.

1966: 36" reflecting telescope installed.

Architect(s): University Astronomers

Donor(s): University

Materials: Stone

Function: Astronomical Observatory; Offices-Administration

Style: Italianate