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The Psychology (former Physics-Astronomy) Building

  • Located on Physics Road in the northeast section of the Michigan State University campus, near the Collingwood Entrance from Grand River Avenue.
  • Completed in 1949 (HEP wing added, circa 1974).
  • Originally the Physics-Mathematics Building; when the Mathematics Department moved to Wells Hall in the early 1960s, it was renamed the Physics-Astronomy Building; after the Department of Physics and Astronomy moved to the Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building in 2002, it was renovated for the use of the Department of Psychology and renamed the Psychology Building.
This photograph was taken from a vantage point on Physics Road about 75m NNE of the building in the early springtime, before most trees had a chance to block the view with foliage.

[MSU P-A Building Photo]

The main body of the building (the left part of the photo) is on an approximate north-south axis along Physics Road. The newer HEP wing extends to the west (to the right, in this photo) from the north end of the main building. The building visible beyond the HEP wing on the right side of the photo is Giltner Hall, which contains several Physics offices and classrooms (though it is primarily a Biological Sciences building, housing the Departments of Physiology and Microbiology). In the foreground, just north of the building, is a small visitors' parking lot (the main faculty/staff parking lot is to the southwest of the building, behind the building from this vantage point).

The MSU Computer Lab's Digital Information Group also maintains a Physics-Astronomy Building web page.

Maintained by MSU P-A Computing Services.
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- updated: 2015.07.30 (Thursday) 11:31:18 EDT - by GJP