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Kirkpatrick Chapel

1873

 
 
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By Gary Nigh, circa January 2008
1. Kirkpatrick Chapel Marker
Inscription.
Rutgers
The State University of New Jersey


Kirkpatrick Chapel
1873

Kirkpatrick Chapel, designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh (great-great-grandson of the first president of Rutgers, also the architect of Geology Hall), was built as a chapel and library. The library was removed in 1903, thus increasing the seating capacity in the Chapel from 300 to 600 persons. The Chapel is named for Sophia Astley Kirkpatrick of New Brunswick, whose bequest financed the building. The interior walls have traditionally displayed portraits of the presidents and other prominent leaders of Rutgers.

New Jersey Register of Historic Places
January 29, 1973
National Register of Historic Places
July 2, 1973
 
Location. 40° 29.93′ N, 74° 26.719′ W. Marker is in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker can be reached from Somerset Street near George Street. Click for map. This marker is on Kirkpatrick Chapel which is on the entrance drive of the Queens Campus of Rutgers University. Access can be gained by foot from several locations or by car from Somerset and George Streets. Marker is in this post office area: New Brunswick NJ 08901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Marker on Kirkpatrick Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 19, 2013
2. Marker on Kirkpatrick Chapel
within walking distance of this marker. Alexander Hamilton Horse Artillery Battery (here, next to this marker); Geology Hall (a few steps from this marker); Daniel S. Schanck Observatory (within shouting distance of this marker); Queenís Campus (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Queens (within shouting distance of this marker); Class of 1924 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Winants Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rutgers 9/11 Memorial (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in New Brunswick.
 
Also see . . .  The Kirkpatrick Chapel. On the Rutgers University website. (Submitted on August 7, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
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Kirkpatrick Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, circa January 2008
3. Kirkpatrick Chapel Marker
Kirkpatrick Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, circa January 2008
4. Kirkpatrick Chapel
 
 
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