The construction of the Chemical Laboratory began in 1869, and was finished and first opened 1871[1] . The building was also known as "ChemFort" then later was changed into the Physics and Electrical Engineering Building. The building was demolished in 1955 to make room for the new Library[2] .
1869
"In 1869, $10,000 was appropriated for a chemical laboratory, to take the place, and more, of rooms occupied in the north portion of College Hall. It was the first laboratory build on the campus and was first occupied in September, 1871. Edwards and Cooper Ypsilantiy were the builders."[3]

1882
"In 1882 an addition at the south was made, nearly square, designed by professor W. S. Holdsworth. Both the original building and the additions were constructed of white brick. Owing to the moderate height and flat roof, it was sometimes called the "Chemical Fort." [4]

1911
"In the summer of 1911, a second addition was made to the southeast, 54x63 feet, this one built of paving brick; a section 20x40 feet, connecting then new and old. The last addition is three stories high and contains a lecture room to seat 250 students, alas to small in the fall of 1913." [5]

1913
"In 1913 the first entrance at the north by the street was bricked up and now the main entrance fronts the south." [6] [7]
  1. ^ Standford, Linda O.and Dewhurst, C. Kurt. "MSU Campus: Buildings, Places, Spaces." East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan State University Press, 2002. (pg 6)
  2. ^ Standford, Linda O.and Dewhurst, C. Kurt. "MSU Campus: Buildings, Places, Spaces." East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan State University Press, 2002. (pg 6)Type your reference here.
  3. ^ Beal, "A History of Michigan Agricultural College," Pg 268. Lansing Michigan, Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co. 1915
  4. ^ Beal, "A History of Michigan Agricultural College," Pg 268-269. Lansing Michigan, Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co. 1915
  5. ^ Beal, "A History of Michigan Agricultural College," Pg 269. Lansing Michigan, Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co. 1915
  6. ^ Beal, "A History of Michigan Agricultural College," Pg 269. Lansing Michigan, Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co. 1915
  7. ^ Photo in Beal pg 269