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Stevens Institute of Technology

 
 
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1. Stevens Institute of Technology Marker
Inscription. This land was a part of the Island of Hoboken which was deeded on Feb. 15, 1663 by Peter Stuyvesant, Governor of Nieuw Amsterdam, for the benefit of his sister Anna, Widow of Samuel Bayard of Amsterdam.

In 1784, these 564 acres belonging to William Bayard, her great, great grandson, were declared forfeit because he had "joined the Army of the King of Great Britian," they were bought at public auction for 18,360 by Colonel John Stevens "Treasurer on Horseback" of the State of New Jersey during the War of the Revolution.

In 1863, his son Edwin Augustus who had married Marthy Bayard Dod of Princeton, a descendant in the seventh generation of Anna Stuyvesant Bayard, left this land and an endowment for a "School of Learning" which was established in the year 1870 as The Stevens Institute of Technology.
 
Location. 40° 44.611′ N, 74° 1.547′ W. Marker is in Hoboken, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of River Street and 6th Street. Touch for map. This marker is on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology next to the Walker Gymnasium. There are no public streets on campus. It is closest to the entrance near the intersection of River & 6th streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: Castle Point on the Hudson, Hoboken NJ 07030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Stevens Institute of Technology Marker image. Click for full size.
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2. Stevens Institute of Technology Marker
The marker is aside a student walkway that runs through the campus.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hudson River Bridge Cornerstone (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sergeant William Fesken Memorial Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stephen Foster House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hudson School (approx. 0.3 miles away); New York Yacht Club (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elysian Fields (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hoboken.
 
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Stevens Institute of Technology Marker </b>(left). image. Click for full size.
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3. Stevens Institute of Technology Marker (left).
These twin markers are along a student walkway next to campus' William Hall Walker Gymnasium.
Twin marker opposite the Stevens Institute marker is a memorial to the founder's daughter. image. Click for full size.
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4. Twin marker opposite the Stevens Institute marker is a memorial to the founder's daughter.
In memory of
Caroline Bayard Alexander Wittpenn
Daughter of
Edwin Augustus Stevens and Martha Bayard Dod
Born and died at Castle Point
1859 1932

This path is dedicated in remembrance
of her devoted service to
The State of New Jersey
and to
The Stevens Institute of Technology
 
 
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