Science Hall at University of Wisconsin
Place - Science Hall at University of Wisconsin, in
550 N. Park Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
UW building number: 0053
Science Hall can be found in the heart of
the University of Wisconsin in Madison campus, on N. Park St. which
makes a T intersection with Langdon St. It can be seen from the
Memorial Union Building. Looking at it from the front, it sits just
left of the Helen C. White Hall College Library.
Tom and I stopped by to visit the
University of Wisconsin, in Madison, to check out a few buildings.
The Science Hall is a beautiful 4 story, castle-like, red brick
building, built to be fire-proof! The style reminds me of a
Victorian/Italian castle. It is home to The Environmental Studies
Library, Geography Library, and Map and Air Photo Library, as well
as Science Departments, and science graduate studies, including:
Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development Graduate Program,
The Department of Geography, and Water Resources Management
The original Science Hall was erected in
1877 to provide laboratories and offices for all science and
engineering departments. However, after only seven years in
existence, a fire destroyed the building. The present Science Hall
was constructed on the same location in 1887 and was the first
completely fireproofed building on campus. It is on the National
Register of Historic Places.
HISTORY OF MANIFESTATIONS:
A fire destroyed the first Science Hall in
1886. Perhaps someone didn't make it out in time, or someone's
life's work went up in smoke!
Some science student or professor perhaps
died before he had time to finish his project.
The fourth floor of the building, now used
for storage, seems to have an unseen, male presence.
When people do visit the fourth floor, many
witnesses have seen beakers deliberately fall off the shelves, one
at a time, letting the living know of its presence.
It seems to be haunted by this presence,
which no one has reported actually seeing, but many have seen the
beakers take a dive off the shelves all by themselves, with the
help of unseen hands!
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