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Good Chemistry: GSU’s First Location

Lyman Hall Chemistry Laboratory, Georgia School of Technology, ca. 1913. Photograph courtesy of the Georgia Tech Archives

 In 1913, the Georgia School of Technology’s  School of Commerce held its first classes at Tech’s ivy-covered chemistry building (Lyman Hall).   The Evening School of Commerce moved to downtown Atlanta the next year.  Since then, Georgia State University has grown into a leading urban research university housing five colleges, two schools, and one institute.


More on GSU’s early history:

Research guide to Georgia State University History.

Merl E. Reed. Educating the Urban New South: Atlanta and the Rise of Georgia State University, 1913-1969. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2009.

David Smith, Jr. Georgia State University: A Historical and Institutional Mission Perspective, 1913-2002. Thesis (Ph.D.)—Georgia State University, 2005.

Bertram Holland Flanders. A New Frontier in Education: The Story of the Atlanta Division, University of Georgia. Atlanta: Atlanta Division, University of Georgia, [1955].

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