Messenger - Vol. 1, No. 2, Page 5
Winter 1992
Ground broken for chemistry laboratory
Ground was broken in the fall for a new, $20 million state-of-the-art
chemistry laboratory to be located just east of Memorial Hall.
     The 66,500-square-foot Lammot du Pont Laboratory will house 15
laboratories and offices, providing research space for faculty in the
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and for biochemists in the
College of Marine Studies.
     Named for the grandson of the founder of the Du Pont Co., the
laboratory will have its main entrance on the south Mall between
Memorial and Alison halls. Completion is expected by fall 1993.
     At the groundbreaking ceremonies on Sept. 27, honorary doctor of
science degrees were conferred upon Edward G. Jefferson, former
chairman and chief executive office of the Du Pont Co. and currently
vice chairman of the University's Board of Trustees, and Walter E.
Massey, director of the National Science Foundation.
     A date stone for the laboratory, which will hold a time capsule,
also was unveiled. Among the items in the capsule are citations for
the two honorary degree recipients, a biography of Lammot du Pont and
a copy of the Sept. 27 issue of the student newspaper, The Review.