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Amos Eaton

 
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 6, 2016
1. Amos Eaton Marker
Inscription. Amos Eaton, with Patroon Stephen Van Rensselaer, founded the Rensselaer School in 1824, later Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. A philosopher of higher education, he revolutionized instruction away from the liberal arts tradition into a laboratory method of applied preparation for solving society's problems. He was also a strong proponent of higher education for women.
 
Location. 42° 45.64′ N, 73° 39.94′ W. Marker is in Troy, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker can be reached from Oakwood Road. Touch for map. The marker is roadside, in section S-2 of Oakwood Cemetery, in front of the Eaton gravesite. Marker is in this post office area: Troy NY 12182, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Warren Family Mortuary Chapel: 1861 (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Uncle Sam” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Major General John Ellis Wool (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Peter's Cemetery (approx. mile away); Major General Joseph Bradford Carr (approx. mile away); George Henry Thomas (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Panoramic View of American History (approx. 0.4 miles away); Third Street Burial Grounds, 1824 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 6, 2016
2. Amos Eaton Marker & Gravesite

1. Find-A-Grave. (Submitted on May 8, 2016, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. Oakwood Cemetery - Notable Gravesites: Amos Eaton. (Submitted on May 8, 2016, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Categories. EducationScience & Medicine
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 6, 2016
3. Amos Eaton Marker & Gravesite
Prof. Amos Eaton
Born
May 17.1776.
Died May 10.
1842.
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Amos Eaton illustration from Popular Science Monthly Vol 38, circa 1891
4. Amos Eaton
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 11, 2016
5. Amos Eaton Hall
Amos Eaton Hall is the current home of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York. In 1926, the RPI Board of Trustees recognized the need for a larger library and assembly hall. A resolution was made to name the proposed building in memory of Amos Eaton, the co-founder and first senior professor of Rensselaer. Amos Eaton Hall is the only building on the campus referred to by both first and last name. The library was built to accommodate 160,000 volumes and 240 readers. The auditorium could accommodate up to 1400 people. The building, designed by Lawlor & Haase, was opened in 1928.
 
 
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