AKA: University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Meteorology Building, Seattle, WA; University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Johnson Annex A, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - military buildings; built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: constructed 1917, demolished 2009

1 story

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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Building History

Originally, this wood-frame, one-story building was used as an infirmary for the US Naval Train Corps camp located at the University of Washington during World War I. It likely would have treated some affected by the "Spanish Flu" Pandemic of 1918-1919. The building was moved to a site to the west of Johnson Hall in 1920, and became reused as the university's Anatomy Laboratory.

After World War II, approximately 1948, the building became used as a the UW Meteorology Building. In the early 1960s, its title was renamed an Atmospheric Sciences Building, and int 1969, changed to "Johnson Annex A." (See Paul Ivester, University of Washington, Physical Plant Department, Index of Old Building Record Plans with Historical Summaries, [Seattle: University of Washington, Physical Plant Department, 1977], n.p.)


An addition was made to the building's south side in 1927. Later additions in 1939 and 1946 enlarged the building on the north, south and west sides.


This building was set to be demolished in 2009 to make way for a new chemistry facility. Demolition began on 09/08/2009.

PCAD id: 9537