Van Nest Hall

Van Nest Hall (HM6GC)

Location: New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Middlesex County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 29.897', W 74° 26.787'

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The State University of New Jersey

Van Nest Hall

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
HM NumberHM6GC
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 3:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 546905 N 4483211
Decimal Degrees40.49828333, -74.44645000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 29.897', W 74° 26.787'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 29' 53.82" N, 74° 26' 47.22" W
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Area Code(s)732, 908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 55-97 Somerset St, New Brunswick NJ 08901, US
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