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Geology Hall

1872

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


Geology Hall
1872

This brownstone structure was designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, the great-great-grandson of Rutgers’ first president. The building served as home to the departments of physics, military science and geology. The Rutgers Geological Museum, housed on the second floor, has included important collections of minerals, fossils, Native American artifacts, modern shells, and a 10,000-year-old mastodon acquired by Professor George H. Cook in 1870.

New Jersey Register of Historic Places
January 29, 1973
National Register of Historic Places
July 2, 1973
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyEducationNative AmericansScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 40° 29.927′ N, 74° 26.733′ W. Marker is in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Somerset Street and George Street. This
Geology Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, circa January 2008
2. Geology Hall Marker
marker is on Geology Hall 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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Brunswick NJ 08901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alexander Hamilton Horse Artillery Battery (a few steps from this marker); Kirkpatrick Chapel (a few steps from this marker); Old Queens (within shouting distance of this marker); Class of 1924 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Queen’s Campus (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel S. Schanck Observatory (within shouting distance of this marker); Winants Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Will’s Way (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Brunswick.
 
Regarding Geology Hall. Geology Hall houses the Rutgers University Geology Museum, which is open to the public. The museum features exhibits on geology and anthropology, with an emphasis on the natural history of New Jersey. The largest exhibits include a dinosaur trackway from Towaco, NJ; a mastodon from Salem County, NJ; and a Ptolomaic era Egyptian mummy. There are mineral exhibits featuring the zeolite minerals of Paterson, NJ, and the zinc minerals of Franklin, NJ. Also on exhibit is a 30-foot-long geologic cross section of New Jersey from the
Geology Hall image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, circa January 2008
3. Geology Hall
Delaware Water Gap to the southern NJ coastal plain.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 960 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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