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Originally built in 1930, the Science Building was modified in 1959 after a fire destroyed the attic. A fourth floor was added and the current flat roof put in place. Science Hall represents a direct relationship with inventor and business leader Charles F. Kettering. It was built entirely with funds provided by "Boss Ket" to provide not only modern lab and classroom space for the college but also to conduct his photosynthesis research, a project which became the Kettering Foundation. While Arthur Morgan was president of the college(1921-1936) he cultivated a climate of research by attracting inventors and scientists with lab space, and Science spawned important local industries, including Vernay Labs Inc. and Yellow Springs Instrument Co.
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