C. Reed Parker Science Building
A picture of the original layout on the front side of the building from 2002.
Original layout of the floor plan of one of the floors located inside the science building.
An updated view of the front side of the building from 2017.
This plaque sits right next to the plaque about the old building. This one showcases a picture of what the old building would have looked like when it was first built in 1832.
This plaque is on the front of the building that showcases who the building was dedicated to and what he did for the campus.
This is the plaque on the outside of Parker that details the original buildings that sat in the location before Parker and the old tennis courts.
Backstory and Context
The C. Reed Parker building was completed and officially opened for use in January of 2002. It was dedicated in May of 2002, at the end of the school year. The total cost of the new building cost an estimated $11.8 million dollars and even went under budget, all while including new, state-of-the-art labs and equipment.
The building replaced an outdated tennis court that was not useful to the campus anymore. It also replaces the building that once held a dining hall and dormitories. This building originally housed Edward Beecher, the 1st president of the College, and his family. This building stood from 1832-1854 as both the North and South wings were later destroyed by a fire two years apart.