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Van Nest Hall

1847

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


Van Nest Hall
1847

Originally two stories, Van Nest Hall was designed by Nicholas Wyckoff. Two nineteenth-century student literary societies, Peithessophian and Philoclean, occupied the first floor and a museum and the chemical laboratory of Lewis C. Beck, professor of chemistry and natural philosophy filled the remainder of the building. It was named for Abraham Van Nest, a New York City merchant and devoted trustee of Rutgers College, 1823 to 1865. In 1893, Van Nest Hall was remodeled and a third floor and porch were added through the generosity of Mrs. Ann Van Nest Bussing, the daughter of Abraham Van Nest.

New Jersey Register of Historic Places
January 29, 1973
National Register of Historic Places
July 2, 1973
 
Location. 40° 29.897′ N, 74° 26.787′ W. Marker is in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker can be reached from Hamilton Street near George Street. Touch for map. This marker is on Van Nest Hall which is on the Queens Campus of Rutgers University and is closest to the corner of College Avenue and Hamilton Street. Marker is in this post office area: New Brunswick NJ 08901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Van Nest Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, circa January 2008
2. Van Nest Hall Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rutgers 9/11 Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Winants Hall (a few steps from this marker); Class of 1924 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Queen’s College (within shouting distance of this marker); Men of Rutgers College (within shouting distance of this marker); Theological Education in Old Queens (within shouting distance of this marker); Queen’s Campus (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Queens (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Brunswick.
 
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Van Nest Hall image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, circa January 2008
3. Van Nest Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,135 times since then and 19 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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