Constructed over the course of a decade, the Wehr Life Science Building, the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building, and the William Wehr Physics Building together form what was referred to as the Wehr Science Center.
Named in honor of the Wehr Family to recognize the donation of C. Frederick (Todd) Wehr, a Milwaukee native who served as president and chairman of the board of the Wehr Steel Company. Wehr contributed $2.25 million to Marquette in 1965 for the purpose of enriching science education. While the Life Sciences Building was completed in 1962, three years before the gift, it was renamed to honor the Wehr family.
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