Encyclopedia of UNCG History

An online resource for exploring the history of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Petty Building
Petty Building

This building, designed by W. C. Holleyman of Greensboro, North Carolina, opened in 1940.  From 1940 to 1960, the building was called the Science Building.  A wing was added to the original structure in 1952. On February 22, 1960, it was named in honor of Mary Macy Petty, head of the Chemistry Department from 1893 to 1934, and was called the Petty Science Building.