Bailey Annex

Facility Type

One of the first campus buildings you see as you head towards campus from Route 20 is Bailey Annex, home to college’s Nursing Department and the SUNY Morrisville Children’s Center.

Originally built in the 1960s as a second floor on stilts, the building’s first floor was closed during the mid-1990s to accommodate the Children’s Center.

Bailey Annex, like the adjacent Bailey Hall, was named for Liberty Hyde Bailey, who served as the founder and president of numerous organizations concerned with plant life.

Among them: he was one of the five founding members of the Botanical Society of America; the founder and first president of the American Society for Horticultural Science; first president of the American Nature Study Society; and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Botanical Society of America, the American Pomological Society, the American Association of Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations, the American Country Life Association, and the American Society of Plant Taxonomists.