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Canton in St. Lawrence County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sykes Hall

 
 
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Photographed By Robert Rusaw, September 21, 2021
1. Sykes Hall Marker
Inscription.  For years, SLU Trustees and President Richard Eddy Sykes wanted to build a dormitory for men to compliment Dean Eaton Residence for women, opened in 1927. With funding commitments from long-time trustee Owen D. Young and philanthropist George F. Baker, Andrew and Richard Mellon, construction began in 1930 despite the onset of the Great Depression, and was completed the following year. The dorm, which for decades was simply called "Men's Residence", featured a long common room for meetings and events, a central library, a dining facility and study lounges on each floor. Sykes Hall's Dana Dining Center is the main eating spot on campus today and the Common Room is a mainstay for lectures and events. Among the residence's distinguished features are its prominence clock tower and large courtyard, which today features a peaceful Japanese garden maintained by campus volunteers.
 
Erected by St. Lawrence University.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1930.
 
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44° 35.37′ N, 75° 9.811′ W. Marker is in Canton, New York, in St. Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Street (County Route 27) and Maple Street, on the left when traveling south on Park Street. Located on the campus of St. Lawrence University. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 85 Park Street, Canton NY 13617, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brewer Bookstore (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Agricultural School (about 300 feet away); Gunnison Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richardson Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Lawrence University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Herring - Cole Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vilas Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Atwood Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
 
Also see . . .
1. St. Lawrence University. (Submitted on October 14, 2021, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. St. Lawrence University (Wikipedia). (Submitted on October 14, 2021, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Sykes Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Rusaw, September 21, 2021
2. Sykes Hall Marker
Sykes Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Rusaw, September 21, 2021
3. Sykes Hall
Sykes Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Rusaw, September 21, 2021
4. Sykes Hall
Sykes Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Rusaw, September 21, 2021
5. Sykes Hall
Sykes Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Rusaw, September 21, 2021
6. Sykes Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2021, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 11, 2021, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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