1917 - 1979
When Wheaton was granted college status in 1912, the old “Cheese Box” observatory became inadequate. Designed and
The building contained a classroom and transit room with a four-inch transit instrument on the first floor, and a domed room on the second floor which housed the telescope.
The telescope had a six and one half inch refractor lens, the work of Alvan Clark & Sons Corporation of Cambridge, acquired in 1913. The telescope was also provided with a stellar photometer for use in the study of variable stars.
This building ceased to be used as the observatory in