Thayer Laboratory Building Razed

Thayer Laboratory is no more.

The 57-year-old building, which officials said was badly out of code compliance and not salvageable, was razed last week.

The 2,865-square-foot, single-story building was dedicated on June 5, 1957 and designed to supplement diagnostic and research facilities in the department of veterinary and animal sciences.

Thayer represented two building projects. The animal isolation laboratory, built in 1953, was the eastern block. The animal disease laboratory, the western block, completed the complex in 1957. The laboratory was designed to allow the investigation of large animals with infectious diseases.

The building stood on Holdsworth Way next to Paige Lab. There are no plans to replace it.

The complete demolition is expected to take about a week.