Structural History of UT Martin

Name(s) of Buildings: Science Building; Sociology Building


Construction Dates: 1927-1929

Cost: $33,000

Brief History:

Not long after constructur on the Home Economics building began, a site for a Science Building was prepared and foundation set. The Science Building, now called the Sociology Building, faces the Home Ec building across the quadrangle and was originally used for offices and classrooms for the Physical and Industrial Sciences Department between 1929 and 1961. After the completion of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Building in 1961, the building was used for overflow classrooms, the faculty club, and as the main facility for the All-Students Association. The building was later used to house the Social Sciences Department, which included programs in drama and the Vanguard Theater. From 1971 to the present it has served as the center for the Sociology Department.


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With the official opening on June 9, 1995, the library expanded to 120,000 square feet, and the renovation included space for a Special Collections area, a Media Center, and group study space.

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