Berkeley in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
University of California
—Berkeley, California, 1916-1917 —
American Chemical Society November 20, 1997
Erected 1997 by American Chemical Society.
Location. 37° 52.35′ N, 122° 15.368′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Click for map. Gilman Hall is located on the east side of the Berkeley Campus. Driving is not recommended due to the difficulty in parking. Perhaps the easiest way to find Gilman Hall is to enter through the campus' East Gate (off of Gayley Road), and proceed down University Drive to the Hearst Mining Circle. A group of chemistry buildings will be on the left. Proceed between Tan and Campbell Halls, and Gilman Hall will be the second building on the left. Marker is in this post office area: Berkeley CA 94720, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Annie's Oak" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Allenoke Manor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Benjamin Ide Wheeler House and Garden (approx. 0.4 miles away); Daley’s Scenic Park Street Improvenents (approx. 0.4 miles away); Orchard Lane (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jensen House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Panoramic Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Berkeley Piano Club (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Berkeley.
More about this marker. The marker is to on the right side of the door on the eastern (back) side of the building on the upper plaza level.
Regarding Gilman Hall. Designed by John Galen Howard, Gilman Hall was named in honor of Daniel Coit Gilman, President of the University of California, 1872-1875. Gilman Hall is a National Historic Chemical Landmark. The building is best known for Room 307, the room in which Glenn Seaborg and his colleagues identified plutonium in 1941. The room was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1966. The building currently houses the Department of Chemical Engineering.
Also see . . .
1. U.C. Berkeley Campus Map. Map to aid in finding Gilman Hall.
2. Wikipedia Gilman Hall Article. A short article on Gilman Hall and its history.
3. National Park Service Article on Room 307. Provides a more extended history of Room 307 and its role in World War II.
4. Gilman Hall on the UC Berkeley campus is now an official National Historic Chemical Landmark. The U.C. Berkeley Public Information Office press release of 11/21/97 detailing the naming of Gilman Hall as a National Historic Chemical Landmark.
5. An Early History Of LBNL by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg. Text of a historical talk given by Glenn Seaborg on the history of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Includes pictures of Seaborg and Room 307.
Additional keywords. Plutonium; Manhattan Project
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