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Room 405, George Herbert Jones Laboratory

Chicago, Illinois
County of Cook.
National Register Number: 67000005
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Education - research facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: IL-1 Certified Local Government: YES

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 28, 1967):
On August 18, 1942, in Room 405 of the George Herbert Jones Laboratory at the University of Chicago, a group of chemists working under the direction of Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg first isolated a pure compound of the man-made element plutonium.

Condition:
There is no threat to the landmark at this time. Site is in stable condition.

The NHL has had no changes or threats since the last report.


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