Old Scripps Building

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Old Scripps Building
Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, CA (1910)
Old Scripps Building is located in California
Old Scripps Building
Location 8630 Discovery Way, La Jolla, California[1]
Coordinates 32°51′54″N 117°15′12″W / 32.86500°N 117.25333°W / 32.86500; -117.25333Coordinates: 32°51′54″N 117°15′12″W / 32.86500°N 117.25333°W / 32.86500; -117.25333
Area .09 acre (4,000 square feet)[2]
Built 1909
Architect Perl Acton; Irving Gill
Architectural style Other
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 77000330
SDHL # 119
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 10, 1977[4]
Designated NHL May 20, 1982[5]
Designated SDHL May 6, 1977[3]

The Old Scripps Building in La Jolla, California, built in 1909, is the oldest oceanographic research building in continuous use in the United States.[2] It was the first building of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the nation's first oceanographic institute, founded in 1903. The institution is now part of the University of California, San Diego.

The building was designed by Irving Gill, an early Modernist architect. It is an early example of reinforced concrete construction techniques.[2]

The Old Scripps Building was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1982.[2][5]

The Old Scripps Building at UC San Diego.

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  1. ^ UCSD Mailing Addresses
  2. ^ a b c d James H. Charleton (February 12, 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Scripps, George H., Memorial Marine Biological Laboratory / Old Scripps Building" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 10 or so photos, exterior and interior, from 1977, 1980, and undated PDF (32 KB)
  3. ^ "Historical Landmarks Designated by the San Diego Historical Resources Board". City of San Diego. 
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  5. ^ a b "Old Scripps Building". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-07-10. 

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