UW-Madison will begin demolishing two century-old buildings this week to make way for its new School of Computer, Data and Information Sciences.

The Old Heating Plant, also known as the Service Annex, was built in 1908 in a neo-classical style; the Service Building next door followed shortly in 1910, according to “The Buildings of the University of Wisconsin,” a 1997 book by Jim Feldman. The pair of buildings stand on University Avenue between North Orchard Street and North Charter Street.

For more than a century, the Service Building housed parts of UW-Madison’s Physical Plant — the Division of Facilities Planning and Management, responsible for operating and maintaining campus buildings, grounds and utilities.

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