Print J: Vertical shot of Botanical Gardens Greenhouse with chimney behind, ca. 1916
Buildings and Grounds Dept. (University of Michigan) records
University of Michigan. Buildings and Grounds Dept.
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Botanical Gardens, ca. 1916, prints G, H, I and J
Botanical Garden greenhouses and a laboratory were built in 1916 by the University Building and Grounds on twenty acres of land on Iroquois Street in Ann Arbor. Previously, from 1907-1914, the Botanical Garden was combined with the Arboretum on land situated between Geddes Road and the Huron River.
The Michigan Memorial Phoenix project started in 1948 to find peacetime applications for atomic energy. Originally, it included a laboratory, greenhouse, and the Ford Nuclear Reactor. The Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project building was completed in 1955 and designed by Cornelius Gabler. The greenhouse was replaced by an addition in 2013. The Ford Nuclear Reactor was built between 1955-1956 as an addition to the laboratory by architect Smith, Hinchman & Grylls Associates and deactivated in July 2003.