Cyrus Pringle Herbarium
      The Pringle Herbarium                                             
                  The Plant Biology Department at the University of Vermont                        




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History of Torrey Hall

The Pringle Herbarium occupies 3,600 square feet on three floors of Joseph Torrey Hall, at the north end of the campus of the University of Vermont on Colchester Avenue. Torrey Hall was constructed in 1865 as the University's third library. Considered one of the architectural treasures of the University, it is a substantial three-story brick building with a mansard roof. The collection has been in its current location since 1975. The building is and is likely to remain dedicated to the University's natural history research collections, as it also houses the vertebrate and invertebrate collections. The collection-processing area, library, research space for staff and graduate students, and classroom occupy the second floor. The bulk of the collection is located on the third floor.