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Alexander Johnston Hall

1830

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, January 19, 2013
1. Alexander Johnston Hall Marker
Inscription.
Rutgers
The State University of New Jersey
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Alexander Johnston Hall
1830

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Alexander Johnston Hall, the second oldest building at Rutgers, was designed by Nicholas Wyckoff in 1830 to provide a home for the Rutgers Preparatory School and the two student literary societies, Philoclean and Peithessophian. Forty years later, Henry Janeway Hardenberg, the architect of Kirkpatrick Chapel and Geology Hall, added a two-story wing to the north side of the building in 1870. Subsequently, a third story over the entire structure was added to serve as a gymnasium. The Rutgers Preparatory School remained in the building until 1963, when it moved to its current campus on Easton Avenue.

In 1964, the Rutgers Board of Governors renamed the building in honor of Alexander Johnson, an 1870 graduate of Rutgers College who taught classics in the Rutgers Preparatory School for ten years and wrote extensively on American history.

New Jersey Register of Historic Places
March 8, 1975
National Register of Historic Places
July 18, 1975

 
Location. 40° 29.87′ N, 74° 26.83′ W. Marker is in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of College Avenue and Somerset
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By Bill Coughlin, January 19, 2013
2. Marker in New Brunswick
The marker can be seen to the left of the front door of Johnston Hall.
Street, on the right when traveling south on College Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Brunswick NJ 08901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Queen’s Campus (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Nest Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Rutgers 9/11 Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Queen’s College (about 300 feet away); Men of Rutgers College (about 300 feet away); Theological Education in Old Queens (about 300 feet away); Winants Hall (about 300 feet away); Class of 1924 Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Brunswick.
 
Categories. Education
 
Alexander Johnston Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen Kokoska, July 13, 2016
3. Alexander Johnston Hall Marker
This marker is located on the side of the building facing Somerset Street
Alexander Johnston Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, January 19, 2013
4. Alexander Johnston Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on July 13, 2016, by Stephen Kokoska of North Brunswick, New Jersey.   4. submitted on January 20, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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