Greencastle in Putnam County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Minshall Laboratory, DePauw University
óA National Historic Chemical Landmark ó
As a research fellow from 1932 to 1935, Julian, working with colleagues from Vienna and several DePauw students, produced a phenomenal number of high-quality research papers. One such paper appeared in the April 1935 issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society. This paper, entitled “Studies in the Indole Series V. The Complete Synthesis of Physostigmine (Eserine)”, which explained how Julian synthesized physostigmine, is undoubtedly the most significant chemical research publication to come from DePauw. The
In 1967 Julian was appointed to the DePauw University Board of Trustees. Also that year, planning began for a new science building, which would replace the 65-year-old Minshall Laboratory, and construction commenced in 1968. The Science and Mathematics Center was dedicated in September 1972, with Percy Julian giving the dedication address, “Science and the Good Life of Man.” Following Julianís death, DePauw University named the Percy L. Julian Science and Mathematics Center in his honor.
Erected by Heritage Preservation Society.
Location. 39° 38.633′ N, 86° 51.813′ W. Marker is in Greencastle, Indiana, in Putnam County. Marker is at the intersection of South Vine Street and East Washington Street (U.S. 231), on the right when traveling south on South Vine Street. Touch for map. Located on the "Heritage Wall" in the bottom row - - second from the left end. Marker is in this post office area: Greencastle IN 46135, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indiana Asbury - - DePauw University (here, next to this marker); John Dillinger Was Here (here, next to this marker); Putnamville United Methodist Church (here, next to this marker); The Founding of the Lilly Family in Greencastle, Indiana (here, next to this marker); Donald J. Cook (1915 - - 2005 ) (here, next to this marker); The Founding of Greencastle, Indiana (here, next to this marker); Julian Family Home (here, next to this marker); Abraham Lincoln's Biography (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greencastle.
Also see . . . Archaeological Dig for - Minshall Laboratory ::. (Submitted on June 16, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 316 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 16, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.