Materials Testing Laboratory / Arthur Newell Talbot Laboratory / Bioacoustics Laboratory
The cornerstone of the Materials Testing Laboratory was laid at 4PM on Thursday, October 25, 1928.  Originally built for $437,000, it featured 81,400 square feet of space.  Professor Melvin L. Enger announced the list of articles that were placed in the cornerstone  before it was laid in place by its architect,  Professor James M. White.  The building was finally dedicated on May, 2, 1930 and was rededicated on Thursday, April 21, 1938, in honor of Arthur Newell Talbot.  By 1935 it housed a testing machine capable of exerting 3,000,000 pounds of pressure. 
By 1973 the eastern section of the building was also known as the Bioacoustics Laboratory.