The Pharmacy Research Building on Church Street was completed in December on 1960. The firm of Bennett and Straight served as architects, and the construction was provided by A. Z. Shmina and Sons. The cost of $1,110,000 was financed by a federal grant, gifts, and University funds. It provided 36,000 gross square feet for teaching and research activities. The facility was devoted almost entirely to laboratories, most of which accommodated two to four researchers, for both faculty and graduate students. The few offices in the building had laboratories attached. At the time of the dedication, it was the nation’s largest college building for pharmaceutical research. While many research areas remained, renovations in subsequent years, plus use of spaces in the adjoining C. C. Little Building by pharmacy units, led to a usage change for the structure reflected in the change of name in 1971 to the College of Pharmacy Building.