A view of David Rittenhouse Labs from the street

The original wing is a red brick structure that is adjacent to Shoemaker Green next to the Palestra. The addition is in a more modern style, and faces Walnut Street. DRL is home to the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and the Multi-Media and Educational Technology Services center. DRL contains the Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy Library. The building is named after David Rittenhouse (1731-1796), who was professor of astronomy at Penn, the first director of the United States Mint, and president of the American Philosophical Society.

Math/Physics/Astronomy Library - DRL Location

Address
209 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia PA, 19104

Math/Physics/Astronomy Library - DRL

Building Code:
510
Gross Area (sq. ft.):
243,484
Year Built:
1954
Addition Year:
1967
Floors:
6
Architect:
James R. Edmonds, Jr./ Van Alan
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Building Manager:
James Nixon
jnixon@sas.upenn.edu
215-898-0732