Berkeley in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
University of California
— Berkeley, California, 1916-1917 —
Erected 1997 by American Chemical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Science & Medicine. A significant historical date for this entry is November 20, 1669.
Location. 37° 52.35′ N, 122° 15.368′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Gilman Hall is located on the east side Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berkeley CA 94720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ernest V. Cowell Memorial Hospital (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Fitzgerald Kennedy Charter Day Speech (approx. ¼ mile away); Cloyne Court Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Observatory Hill (approx. ¼ mile away); "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). Touch for a list and map 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. (Submitted on February 4, 2009.)
2. Wikipedia Gilman Hall Article. A short article on Gilman Hall and its history. (Submitted on February 4, 2009.)
3. Gilman Hall, University of California. National Park Service Article on Room 307 provides a more extended history of Room 307 and its role in World War II. (Submitted on February 4, 2009.)
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. (Submitted on February 4, 2009.)
Additional keywords. Plutonium; Manhattan Project
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