The University of Wisconsin purchased this property in 1965. It was used as storage until 1973 when the heating department was moved from its home in the old heating plant on University Avenue. In 1985 the building was insulated and stuccoed. It is now the home of the heating and steamfitter's department of the physical plant who repair and maintain all heating utilities on campus. It is also home to the UW Physical Plant's Architecture and Engineers group.