A Contribution to Western Pennsylvania Pharmacy
A History of the Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy 1878-1958
Appendix V - Disjecta Membra
Agreement With the Pittsburgh Dental College
Memorandum of AGREEMENT, between The Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy and the
Pittsburgh Dental College, made and entered into the 28th day of January 1905.
WHEREAS, each of the parties hereto is a corporation, incorporated and existing,
as a corporation not for profit, under the laws of the State of Pennsylvania; and
said Colleges are both affiliated with the Western University of Pennsylvania,
and are thus associated together, under the common headship of said University,
as the Department of Pharmacy and Dentistry, respectively, of said University:
AND WHEREAS, said College of Pharmacy is the owner of a large building, at the
corner of Bluff and Pride Streets, in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County,
Pennsylvania, in which it now conducts its work; and said building is well adapted
for the joint and common use of said two Colleges; and it is desirable that said
two Colleges for the sake of economy and convenience in the operation and
administration thereof, should join in the use and occupation of said
NOW THEREFORE IT IS AGREED between the said parties, The Pittsburgh College of
Pharmacy, and the Pittsburgh Dental College, that; they shall and will, unite and
join in the use and occupation, and in the cost and expense of the maintenance of
said building, which is owned by said College of Pharmacy, upon the terms and
conditions herein set forth and specified, to-wit:
- Said joint and common use and occupation shall begin on the first day of April
1905, and shall continue for a period of ten(10) years from the first day of
July 1905, unless this contract is sooner annulled, according to the
provisions hereinafter set forth.
- The College of Pharmacy shall have the exclusive use of the following
described rooms and apartments in said building, viz:
- The lecture room on the third floor of the recent addition to said
building, (which is hereafter mentioned as the "new building"):
- The front half of the large room on the first floor of the "old"
building; to be used as a students' study room;
- The large room on the third floor of the Old building now used as a
- The small room on the same floor used as a research laboratory;
- The small room on the first floor of the old building to be used as
a supply room.
- The Dental College shall have the exclusive use of the following described
rooms and apartments, viz:
- The two rooms on the first floor of "New" building, to be used as a
- The large room on the fourth floor of the New Building (now known as
lecture room No. 1) to be used as a prosthetic laboratory;
- The entire fourth floor of the ''old'' building, to be used for a
lecture room and plaster room;
- The rear half of the large room on the first floor of the Old building,
to be used as a students' study room;
- The small stock or supply room in the southeast corner of the Chemical
- The two Colleges shall jointly use and occupy, with equal rights and privileges
therein, except as specified, the following described rooms and apartments:
The use of said rooms and building shall be subject to the rules and regulations
made, and hereafter to be made, by the College of Pharmacy.
- The large amphitheater on the Second floor of the New building, to be
used by the Dental College only in the forenoons of the first five days
of the week;
- The small room adjoining the amphitheater on the second floor of the
New building, to be used as a lecture supply room;
- The small room on the fourth floor of the New building, to be used as
a technic and microscopic laboratory;
- The chemical laboratory on the second floor of the old building, to be
used as chemical laboratory in the mornings by College of Pharmacy, and
in afternoons by Dental College;
- The Ladies' study room on the second floor of the old building;
- All the halls and toilet rooms;
- The office in the new building; in which the Dental College shall have
- The amphitheater shall be used by the Dental College at such times as
may be mutually agreed upon by the deans of the respective Colleges, but
only during the forenoons of the first five days of the week.
- In case the deans are unable to agree upon such times, the matter shall
be referred to a third person chosen by the two deans, and his decision
in the matter shall be final and binding upon both parties.
- The Dental College shall cause its students to conduct themselves in a
quiet and orderly manner, while in or about any portion of said
building or premises, and in accordance with the rules of the College
of Pharmacy, as prescribed for the government of students of Pharmacy;
and shall pay for all damage or injury to the building or furniture
caused by its students, agents or employees.
- The Dental College shall keep a Professor, Assistant or Instructor at
all times in every lecture room or laboratory while such room or
laboratory is occupied by students, and such rooms are to be kept
closed and locked at all times when no professor, assistant or
instructor is present.
- The Dental College will not make any alterations in any part of said building
without the consent of said College of Pharmacy; and will pay the entire expense
of all such alterations and changes as it may make in said building or any part
thereof, and for all additional gas and water fixtures, piping or plumbing which
it shall desire.
- The Dental College agrees not to maintain, or permit to be maintained, any
dissecting room upon said premises.
- All signs advertising the Dental College, upon the premises, shall be of such
size and character, and shall be located in such places as the College of
Pharmacy shall determine.
- With the exceptions hereinafter provided the College of Pharmacy shall pay all
the expenses of maintenance of said building, including the interest on the
mortgage on said property, heat, light and water used in said building,
insurance, janitor's services, and repairs to keep the building in as good
condition as it now is.
The Exceptions to the above stipulation are, that the Dental College
shall pay for all gas used for other purposes than illuminating, in its
soldering room and prosthetic and technic laboratories, for which it shall put
in a separate meter; and if said Dental College desires to use electric
current, for lighting or other purposes, it shall provide, at its own expense,
the wiring and attachments therefore (which shall conform to the rules of the
Board of Underwriters), and shall pay for all electric current so used by it:
and said Dental College shall employ and keep a competent person for the care
and cleaning of the rooms exclusively used by it, and to assist in the care
and cleaning of the other parts of said building; but such person shall be
acceptable to the College of Pharmacy and shall at all times be subject to
the directions of the Janitor of the building employed, as aforesaid, by
the College of Pharmacy.
- In addition to the special expenses assumed by it, as above mentioned, the
Dental College shall pay to the College of Pharmacy, toward the general
expense of maintenance of said building, for the first three (3) years of the
term of this contract, the sum of three thousand dollars ($3000) per year;
for the second three years (3) the sum of three thousand five hundred dollars
($3500) per year; and for the remaining four (4) years, the sum of four
thousand dollars ($4000) per year, which sums shall be divided into equal
quarterly payments, and shall be payable on the first days of April, July,
October, and January in each and every year.
- The Dental College shall be entitled to have possession of said apartments and
rights in said building on the first day of April, 1905. This contract shall
continue and remain in force for the ten (10) years from the first day of July
1905, except that it may be annulled or rescinded at any time by the mutual
consent of the parties, and, at the end of the third year or at the end of the
sixth year, but not during the intervening years, it may be annulled or
rescinded at the option of either party, upon giving to the other notice in
writing of such intention to annul or rescind, three (3) months prior to the
end of such year.
- In case there shall arise disputes at any time between the parties to this
contract, as to the interpretation of any of the provisions thereof, or as to
the damages growing out of any violation thereof, or any other dispute growing
out of this contract, said disputed questions shall be referred to a Board of
arbitration, to be selected as follows: one member of said Board shall be
selected by the Dental College, one member by the College of Pharmacy, and the
two thus chosen shall select a third member, and the decision of such
arbitrators shall be final and binding upon both parties.
This agreement is executed in duplicate.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF the said parties have, respectively, caused to be affixed
hereto their common and corporate seals, by the hands of their presidents, and
attested by the signatures of their secretaries, at Pittsburgh, in said County and
State, this 28th day of January 1905.
Seal of College of Pharmacy
Attest: H. L. Lohmeyer
The Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy
By s/ Louis Emanuel, President
The Pittsburgh Dental College
By s/ Clement R. Jones, President