Amos Eaton Hall

Amos Eaton Hall

Amos Eaton Hall is the current home of the [ Department of Mathematical Sciences] at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. It is named for 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. [cite web |url= |title=NEB&W Guide to the History of RPI |accessdate=2008-03-30 |format=HTML (no content on page).] The building opened in 1928.


In 1926, the Board of Trustees recognized the need for a larger library and assembly hall. The proposed building to house these facilities was to be named in memory of Amos Eaton, the co-founder and first senior professor at Rensselaer. The existing library had outgrown its home in the Pittsburgh Building. The new library was designed to accommodate 160,000 volumes and 240 readers. The new assembly hall was designed to accommodate 1400 people, approximately the size of the student body at the time. [cite web |url= |title=Amos Eaton Hall |accessdate=2008-03-30 |format=HTML |publisher=Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ]

Amos Eaton Hall, in Colonial Revival style, was designed by Lawler & Haase of New York who had previously designed the '87 Gymnasium in 1911. The actual costs of the building are unknown, as it was contracted together with the Caldwell dormitory in the Quadrangle, but it has been estimated at $300,000. [cite web |url= |title=RPI history - Not the Rensselaer Wiki |accessdate=2008-03-30 |format=HTML ]

In 1960, the library was moved to the former St. Joseph's Chapel, where it remained until the Folsom Library was built. The chapel then became the Voorhees Computing Center. [cite web |url= |title=NEB&W Guide to the History of RPI - The Campus |accessdate=2008-03-30 |format=HTML ] The auditorium space was converted into lab, classroom, and office space. In 1965 the interior of the building was remodeled. It currently houses the Department of Mathematical Sciences and includes some offices of the [ Department of Computer Science] . [cite web |url= |title=Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Virtual Campus Tour |accessdate=2008-03-30 |format=HTML (broken link).]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Amos Eaton — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Amos Eaton Amos Eaton (1776 1842) Nacimiento 17 de mayo 1776 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Amos Eaton — Infobox Scientist name = Amos Eaton box width = image width =150px caption = Amos Eaton (1776 1842) birth date = May 17, 1776 birth place = death date = 10 May, 1842 death place = residence = citizenship = nationality = ethnicity = field = Botany …   Wikipedia

  • Amos Eaton — (* 17. Mai 1776 in New Concord, New York; † 10. Mai 1842 in Troy, New York) war ein amerikanischer Lehrer, Wissenschaftler und Botaniker. Sein offizielles botanisches Autorenkürzel lautet „Eaton“. Inhaltsv …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Amos Eaton — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Eaton (homonymie). Amos Eaton Amos Eaton est un géologue et un botaniste américain, né le 17 mai 1776 dans la paroisse de New C …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Amos Kendall — Amos Kendall, né le 16 août 1789 à Dunstable (Massachusetts), mort le 12 novembre 1869 à Washington, est un homme politique américain, membre du Parti démocrate qui a occupé le poste de ministre des Postes des États Unis sous la présidence d… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • West Hall (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) — Old Troy Hospital U.S. National Register of Historic Places …   Wikipedia

  • James Hall (paleontologist) — For the Scottish geologist known as James Hall, see James Hall (geologist). Infobox Scientist |name =James Hall box width = image width = caption = birth date =September 12, 1811 birth place =Hingham, Massachusetts death date =August 7, 1898… …   Wikipedia

  • James Hall (1811-1898) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir James Hall et Hall. James Hall est un géologue et un paléontologiste américain, né le 12 septembre 1811 à Hingham (Massachusetts) et mort le 7 août 1898 à Bethlehem (New Hampshire). Ce spécialiste de la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • James Hall (Paläontologe) — James Hall James Hall (* 12. September 1811 in Hingham, Massachusetts; † 7. August 1898 in Bethlehem, New Hampshire) war ein US amerikanischer Paläontologe und Geologe. Hall studierte unter anderem Geologie bei Amos Eaton und Ebenezer Em …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame — The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame (AJHoF) was founded in 1978, and opened a museum on September 18, 1993, with a mission to foster, encourage, educate, and cultivate a general appreciation of the medium of jazz music as a legitimate, original and… …   Wikipedia