Last updated: June 13, 2018
- 1215-23 S. Jefferson Ave St. Louis, MO
- black, invention
- Listed in the National Register – Reference number 100000911
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The building is also locally significant for Dr. Diuguid’s role in the St. Louis African American community. He used his business to open up opportunities for young African Americans from the neighborhood and from his classes by offering jobs with the company and creating opportunities they may not otherwise have had. Dr. Diuguid was also a professor of chemistry at Stowe Teachers College (and later Harris-Stowe Teachers College), Saint Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis while inspiring thousands of students. He personally mentored hundreds of students (the majority of whom were African American) and scientists both in the schoolroom and in Du-Good Chemical Laboratory Building, where he often hired students as aids and tutored those who needed extra help in his classes.