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Formerly the Natural History, Physics and Chemistry Lecture Rooms of Sendai Medical College
〈 Tohoku University Administration Building 3 〉

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This building is found in between WPI-AIMR Main Building and the former Faculty of Science’s Chemistry Lecture Room Building at Tohoku Imperial University (Tohoku University Administration Building 1), immediately to your right upon entering the Katahira Campus from the North Gate. Nestled among modern buildings, this is a an invaluable wooden building that helps show the people of today what the campus used to look like at the time when it was first founded.

The foundations seen above ground, and the bricks for the chimney, are from the time when this building was first built. Currently, a wooden deck connects this building to the former Lecture Hall 6 of Sendai Medical College (Tohoku University Lu Xun Lecture Hall).

The inside of this building—which still has the fixtures, doorstop, etc. from the time when the building was initially built—leaves us with a suggestion of what the campus ambience was like at the time of its founding.

Photographed: Around 1916

Formerly the Natural History, Physics and Chemistry Lecture Rooms of Sendai Medical College

<Tohoku University Administration Building 3>

Years

Built in 1904 / Renovated around 1924, 1927, 1935, 1950s-60s & 2005
Structure:
Wooden Single-storey building
Building area:
504㎡

Sendai Medical College was subsumed into the Tohoku Imperial University Specialized Medical Department in 1912, and then into the Tohoku Imperial University College of Medicine (which later became the Faculty of Medicine) in 1915. After the Tohoku Imperial University College of Medicine was relocated to Kita 4 Bancho, the buildings that were used by the former Specialized Medical Department were used as lecture rooms by other departments. During the process of reorganizations within the campus, many of the buildings were taken down. However, this building continued to be in use as an infirmary for the students.
Over the many years, the building has undergone extensions and renovations, changes in a part of its room layout, and necessary repairs such as paintings. However, elements such as the external walls, fixtures, and doorstop remain from the time when the building was first built, thus serving as one of the few surviving and rare buildings that tell the story of what a college building of a wooden architecture was like during the Meiji period.

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