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Included here as an example of scale-breaking development that accompanied Brown’s move toward improving its science curriculum and, ultimately, of establishing a medical school in the 1970s, this was the first of its type. While the blandly monolithic original section, designed by Robinson, Green & Berreta, was already a perfectly adequate affront to the neighborhood, the Sol Koffler Wing at the corner provides a glitzy alternative that, remarkably, has as little architectural presence as its predecessor.

– 2003 Guide to Providence Architecture

In 2019, the J. Walter Wilson Laboratory was renamed Page-Robinson Hall in honor of Inman Edward Page, one of the first two black students to graduate from Brown, and Ethel Tremaine Robinson, the first black female Brown graduate. It exists today as a multi-purpose building, hosting administration services, classrooms, and seminar rooms.


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