Canton in St. Lawrence County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Griffiths Arts Center
Eben and Bessie Griffiths were both proud Laurentians, and throughout their marriage cultivated an appreciation of the arts and art education. Eben Griffiths began his career as a journalist and later became an executive with Mobil Oil. His support of the arts at his alma matter was facilitated by his role as a trustee for over 35 years, and culminated with an honorary doctorate, awarded by SLU in 1965. A substantial gift to the university in 1964 by Eben Griffiths in memory of his wife was the seed that resulted in the Arts Center, which opened in 1967. The facility created modern spaces for teaching and exhibition of music, drama, dance, and the visual arts.
Erected by St. Lawrence University.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Entertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1965.
Location. 44° 35.574′ N, 75° 9.628′ W. Marker is in Canton, New York, in St. Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of Ramoda Drive and Hillside Road, on the left when traveling Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Vilas Hall (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Atwood Hall (about 600 feet away); Richardson Hall (about 700 feet away); Gunnison Chapel (about 800 feet away); Herring - Cole Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Lawrence University (approx. ¼ mile away); Sykes Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Agricultural School (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
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