Physics and Astronomy
Department Chair:
Stephen FitzGerald

Administrative Assistant:
Diane Doman

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8330
Fax: (440) 775-6379

Wright Laboratory of Physics
110 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Wright Laboratory of Physics

Wright Laboratory of Physics


North Professor, #65 on campus map.
110 North Professor Street
Oberlin, OH 44074-1088

Architectural and Historical Information

1942, E.J. Schulte (Cincinnatti), architect.
"Guided by architect William Hoskins Brown of the art department, who admired the interlocked building arrangements for the sciences at his alma mater, M.I.T., they came up with a scheme for a vast U-shaped complex on the north campus facing West Lorain Street..."

"...The war, faculty turnover, a change in presidents, and emergency postwar dormitory needs combined to send the integrated science complex into limbo. The anomalous red brick wall patches on Wright Laboratory, anticipating future points of connection with other units, survive as a testimony to the hope."

Geoffrey Blodgett, Oberlin Architecture, College and Town: A Guide to Its Social History, Oberlin College 1985, pg 35.