- About the Lloyd-Ricks-Watson Building
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About the Lloyd-Ricks-Watson Building
The original Lloyd-Ricks-Watson building was designed by architect C. H. Lindsley and built in 1929 by contractor I. C. Garber at a cost of $210,000. An addition was built in 1939, at a cost of $162,000.
The building has been home to research on a multitude of topics, including agriculture, economics, sociology, chemistry, animal husbandry, entomology, bacteriology, plant pathology, horticulture, forestry, and veterinary medicine.
For more information on the history of the Lloyd-Ricks-Watson building, please consult the following sources:
A&M to MSU: 100 Years of Agricultural Research and Education by H. R. Denison et al., 2003
True Tales from the Mississippi State University Extension Service by Vance H. Watson & Glynda C. Fulce, 2008
An Abbreviated History of the Agronomy Department: From its Inception until the Late 1960s edited by Vance H. Watson & Lisa Noffsinger, 2011
A History of the Missisippi State University Extension Service by Vance H. Watson & Glynda C. Fulce, 2009