UC Davis Buildings & Land Use History

1900

  • Armstrong Red Barn built (acquired with Armstrong Tract).
  • Barns #1 and #2 built (acquired with Campbell tract)

1906

  • Selection of 779-acre Sparks-Devlin-Hamel tract near Davisville as site of University Farm; price paid $104,250.

1907

  • Creamery built.
  • Judging Barn (Wyatt Pavilion) built. First building built for University Farm.

1908

  • Dairy Barn built.
  • Farm Director’s residence (University House) built.
  • North Hall built.
  • Agronomy Seed Laboratory (Viticulture Field Laboratory) built.

1909

  • East Hall built.
  • Poultry buildings built.
  • Viticulture Field Building (Old) built.

1910

  • Experimental Barn (old) built.
  • TB-10 (animal science, then plant pathology, then art) built.

1912

  • Landscape Horticulture built.
  • South Hall completed (includes 3-bed infirmary).

1913

  • Hog Barn built.

1914

  • West Hall completed.
  • First administration office building (Cross Cultural Center in 2000) built.
  • Beef Barn (old) built.
  • HA-2 (foreman’s cottage) built.

1915

  • Class Room Building (C.R.B.) completed (includes library room).
  • Feed Rack Shed built.

1916

  • Viticulture Dehydrator Shed built.

1918

  • Poultry Husbandry Laboratory built.

1919

  • Steer Barn built.

1920

  • Rec Hall completed after 5-year campaign.
  • Horticulture Building.
  • Dairy Building (first permanent non-wood buildings).
  • Agronomy Seed House built.
  • Calf Shed built.
  • Ram Barn built.
  • Vegetable Crops Seed Storage Building built.

1921

  • Dairy Cattle Shed built.
  • Hopkins main barn built (sheep barn acquired with Hopkins Tract).
  • Implement Storage (Agricultural Services) built.
  • Pomology Office Building built.

1922

  • Horticulture Building and Roadhouse Hall (Dairy Industry building) completed (first two permanent buildings).
  • Implement Shed built.

1923

  • Vegetable Crops Field House built.

1924

  • New infirmary.
  • Bee House built.
  • Horse barn shed built.
  • Livestock Nutrition-Feed Laboratory built.
  • TB #24 (Stock Judging Barn, Bike Barn) built.

1925

  • Cork oaks planted around the quad.

1927

  • Engineering building completed (Walker Hall).
  • Greenhouses and headhouses #10, 11, 13, 14 built.
  • Walker Hall completed.

1928

  • Animal Science Building completed (Hart Hall).
  • Horse Barn (large) built.
  • Memorial Gate constructed by students for Labor Day project.
  • Campus roads paved.

1929

  • Walker Engineering Annex built.

1930

  • Open Stall Shed built.

1932

  • Quad seeded with grass.; sprinkler system installed (by students on Labor Day?).

1934

  • Lathhouse #5 built.
  • Vegetable Crops Bulb House built.

1936

  • Home Economics Practice Cottage built.
  • Home Management House built.

1937

  • Class Room Building (C.R.B.) condemned.
  • Library moved from C.R.B. to old gym (rec hall) during Christmas vacation.
  • Lathhouse #3 built.
  • TB #13 relocated to campus.
  • Wolfskill Experimental Orchard near Winters acquired.

1938

  • Hickey Gym built at a cost of $350,000.
  • Barns #1 and #2 built (acquired with James and Marion Hurry property).
  • Brucellosis Cattle Barn and Laboratory built.
  • HD-1 Old Baxter residence acquired with Hopkins Tract.
  • Physical Education Building (Hickey Gym) completed.
  • Physics Building (Art Annex) built.
  • TB #18 built.

1939

  • Enology Laboratory completed.
  • Walnut Plant and Shop built.

1940

  • Agronomy Warehouse built.
  • Fire House completed.
  • Greenhouse #12 built.
  • Greenhouse and headhouse #30 built.
  • Library and Administration Building (now Shields Library) completed.
  • Pomology Cutting Shed built.
  • TB #15 relocated to campus.

1941

  • Hydraulics Laboratory and Irrigation Shop built.
  • Physical Sciences Building (Young Hall) completed.
  • Veterinary Medicine Turkey Disease facility built.
  • Redwoods planted along Putah Creek.

1942

  • Manhattan Project in Chemistry Building (Young Hall).
  • HB-7 acquired with Sheffer Tract.

1943

  • Physics Cyclotron built.
  • Poultry Field Headquarters built.
  • TB #20 and #21 built.

1944

  • Animal Husbandry Machinery (hay) Shed

1945

  • HB-1, 3, 4, 5 acquired with Armstrong Tract and moved onto campus.

1947

  • A-B-C dorms and Aggie Villa created from surplus government housing.
  • Artificial Insemination Barn (north) completed.
  • Apiary completed.
  • Airport Office, Shop and Hangar built (part of the original Hopkins airport).
  • TB #1, #2, #3, #5, #6, #9 bought from federal government as war surplus.
  • TB #16 relocated to campus.
  • TB #19 built.

1948

  • Aggie Villa completed.
  • TB #22 built.
  • University acquires Straloch Farm, first and only University-owned airport in California.

1949

  • Agricultural Services Office moved from old farm division area (formerly nine-man bunk house).
  • Greenhouses and headhouses #31-32 built.
  • Haring Hall completed.
  • Hunt Hall completed.
  • Kennels Building built.
  • Large Animal Barn built.
  • Veihmeyer Hall completed.
  • Veihmeyer Secondary Storage completed.
  • Veterinary Medicine Shop, Garage, and Dormitory completed.

1950

  • Grounds Shop built.
  • Pomology Field Building built.
  • Poultry Husbandry Field Headquarters (chicken brooder, chicken laying, chicken pedigree, turkey breeder, turkey pens, and turkey nutrition) completed.

1951

  • Beckett and Hughes halls occupied.
  • Cruess Hall completed.
  • Artificial Insemination Barn (south) completed.
  • Primero Halls (Beckett Hall, Food Service, and Hughes Hall) completed.
  • Sewage Treatment Plant completed.
  • TB #14 relocated to campus.
  • Transmissible Gastroenteritis built.

1952

  • Home Economics building completed.
  • Cowell Health Center completed.
  • Animal Shelter Shed built.
  • Chancellor’s residence bought from Knowles Ryerson.
  • Cruess Hall completed.
  • HC-2 acquired with Brooks property.
  • Home Economics (Everson Hall) building completed.
  • Poultry Field Laboratories #1 and 2 built.
  • Poultry Service Building built.
  • Poultry Turkey Breeder built.

1953

  • West Hall razed.
  • Beef Barn and Shelter built.
  • Greenhouse #15 built.
  • Greenhouses and headhouses #20-25 built.
  • Insectary Building built.
  • Sheep Field Laboratory and Shelter completed.
  • Vegetable Crops Wash and Implement Shed built.

1954

  • AEC Dog Quonset.
  • Farm Practice Shop built.
  • Poultry Husbandry Building completed.

1955

  • Dedication of Memorial Union to 128 Cal Aggies lost in military service.
  • Corporation Yard completed.
  • Greenhouse and headhouse #19 built.
  • Laboratory Animal Housing, Building A completed.
  • Library Addition built.
  • Memorial Union completed.
  • Plant Pathology Field Headquarters Building built.
  • Viticulture Field Building built.

1956

  • Agricultural Equipment Storage (E) Landscape Horticulture Field Headquarters and Laboratory, and Lathhouse #4 built.
  • Struve Hall built.
  • Arboretum improvements along Putah Creek.

1957

  • Bleachers for football field built.
  • Greenhouse #40 built.
  • HE-1 acquired with Campbell Tract.
  • Lathhouse #1 built.

1958

  • Campbell Tract Field Buildings completed (Agronomy, Irrigation, and Zoology field laboratories).
  • Dairy Cattle Research (calf barn, hay barns, lounging sheds, milking center, research barn) completed.
  • Greenhouses and headhouses #60-62 built.
  • Screenhouse #3 (for Plant Pathology) built.
  • Screenhouse #7 (for Vegetable Crops) built.
  • Strontium 90 Animal Quarters built.

1959

  • Avian Medicine completed.
  • Farm Practice Equipment Shed built.
  • Food Technology Storage Shed built.
  • Hoagland Hall completed.
  • Hoagland Hall Secondary Storage built.
  • Landscape Horticulture Shade Shelter built.
  • Lathhouses #14 and 19 built.
  • Phytotron #1 built.
  • Vegetable Crops Machinery Shed built.
  • Voorhies Hall completed.
  • Wickson Hall completed.

1960

  • Bacterial Canker Research Laboratory built.
  • Greenhouses #50 (A-F) built.
  • Landscape Horticulture Laboratory and Storage built.
  • Robbins Hall completed.
  • Screenhouse #8 (for Vegetable Crops) built.
  • Segundo Halls (Bixby Hall, Food Services, Gilmore Hall, and Malcolm Hall) completed.
  • Strontium 90 Clinic built.

1961

  • Feed Mill (hay barn, mill building) built.
  • Freeborn Hall completed.
  • Irrigation and Drainage Laboratory #1 built.
  • Poultry Egg Laying House built.
  • Strontium 90 Office and Laboratory built.
  • Strontium 90 Pump House built.

1962

  • Agricultural Services Field Headquarters (A-D).
  • Bovine Leukemia Sheds #1 and #2 built.
  • Experimental Sheep Facility built.
  • Hydraulics Laboratory and Irrigation Shop addition built.
  • Irrigation Storage built.
  • Marsupial Houses built.
  • Solano Park Apartments completed.
  • Physical Sciences Building Addition built.
  • Screenhouse #10 (for Pomology) built.
  • Screenhouse #11 (for Botany) built.

1963

  • Cattle Feed Facility built.
  • Chronic Acceleration Research Laboratory built.
  • Fire Station (Hopkins Area) built.
  • Hutchison Hall completed.
  • Irrigation and Drainage Laboratory #2 built.
  • Library East Wing built.
  • Olson Hall completed.
  • Physical Education Building Addition built.
  • Pomology Field Headquarters (field laboratory, dehydrator, implement shed) completed.
  • Sproul Hall completed.
  • Strontium 90 Sewage Plant Shelter built.
  • Veterinary Medicine Feed Storing and Milling Facility built.
  • Vivarium Headquarters built.

1964

  • Agriculture Toxicology Building completed.
  • Bacteriology-Laboratory Animal Housing C built.
  • Bovine Abortion Isolation Barn built.
  • Chronic Acceleration Research Laboratory Cage House built.
  • Experimental Bird Building built.
  • Feed Mill Hay Storage Addition built.
  • Laboratory Animal Housing, Buildings B and D completed.
  • Metabolic Research built.
  • Orchard Park Apartments completed.
  • Ryerson Hall completed.
  • Screenhouse #9 (for Plant Pathology) built.
  • Strontium 90 Radiation Injection and Caretakers Quarters built.
  • Student Recreation Lodge built.
  • Veterinary Medicine Large Animal Quarters #2 built.
  • Weather Station built.

1965

  • Airport Hangar #3 completed.
  • Avian Disease Facility built.
  • Crocker Nuclear Laboratory built.
  • Greenhouses #70-71 built.
  • Mastitis Research built.
  • Physical Sciences II (Chemistry) completed.
  • Phytotron #2 built.
  • Plant Growth Research Unit #1 (headhouse #3, greenhouses #301-320, headhouse #6, and greenhouses #601-620) completed.
  • Primate Center completed.
  • Regan Halls completed.
  • Sheep Barn built.
  • Vegetable Crops Controlled Temperature Facilities completed.

1966

  • Administration Building (Mrak Hall) completed.
  • Bainer Hall completed.
  • Cowell Health Center Addition completed.
  • Cruess Hall Addition completed.
  • Ecological Research Facilities (outside animal pens, research building) completed.
  • General Services building (telephone center).
  • Humanities Complex (Art, Dramatic Art and Speech, and Music buildings) completed.
  • Memorial Union Addition completed.
  • Veterinary Medicine Large Animal Isolation Housing built.

1967

  • Engineering Building completed.
  • Library South Wing built.
  • Tercero Halls completed.

1968

  • Cole Facility completed.
  • King Hall completed.
  • Storer Hall completed.

1969

  • Wellman Hall completed.
  • Kerr Hall completed.

1970

  • Leach Hall completed.

1971

  • Briggs Hall completed.
  • Kleiber Hall completed.
  • Roessler Hall completed.

1972

  • Baggins End completed.

1976

  • Carson Health Sciences Library completed.

1977

  • Tupper Hall completed.
  • Schalm Hall completed.

1985

  • Parsons Seed Certification Center completed.

1987

  • Meyer Hall completed.

1988

  • Thurman Laboratory completed.

1990

  • Library West Wing completed.

1991

  • Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center completed.

1994

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Building completed.

1997

  • Aggie Village completed.

1998

  • Heidrick Center for Agricultural Equipment completed.
  • Dutton Hall completed.

1999

  • Maddy Laboratory completed.

2002

  • Plant and Environmental Sciences Building completed.
  • Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts completed.

2003

  • Marya Welch Tennis Center completed.

2004

  • Activities and Recreation Center completed.
  • Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility completed.
  • Center for Companion Animal Health completed.
  • Ted and Rand Schaal Aquatics Center completed.
  • Sciences Laboratory Building completed.

2005

  • Watershed Sciences Building completed.

2006

  • Gladys Valley Hall completed.
  • Mathematical Sciences Building completed.

2007

  • Art Annex Conversion to Technocultural Studies Department completed.
  • Campus Child Care Center completed.
  • Multi-Use Stadium completed.
  • Vet Med 3A completed.
  • Warren & Leta Giedt Hall completed.

2008

  • Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science completed.

2009

  • Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr. Hall completed.
  • Earth and Physical Sciences Building completed.

2010

  • Student Health and Wellness Center completed.
  • Conference Center completed.
  • Campus hotel (Hyatt Place) completed.
  • Winery, brewery and food-processing complex completed.

2011

  • Student Community Center completed.

2013

  • Vet Med 3B completed.

2016

  • Ann E. Pitzer Center completed.
  • International Center completed.
  • Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art completed.