Merner-Pfeiffer Hall of Science
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Science Hall was built in 1929 in preparation for the merger of Schuylkill College, then located on the college's current campus in Reading, and Albright College, located in Myerstown, Pennsylvania. It was dedicated in 1930, and rededicated in 1936 to honor benefactors, Henry and Annie Merner Pfeiffer, whose philanthropy freed the building from the threat of foreclosure during the Depression.
The Clarence A. Horn wing, added in 1965, was named for the biology professor who developed and advanced the colleges life sciences and premedical program. The sciences and the premedical, predental, and preveterinary programs at Albright College have since then had an enduring reputation for excellence and have graduated an exceptionally high percentage of students who have gone on to become leading physicians. The building housed then, as it still does now, the biology, chemistry, and physics departments.