Great Architects of New York: Henry J. Hardenbergh
Rutgers University's Geology Hall
Address
85 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, N.J. 08901
Location
Rutgers University's Old Queen's Campus, between Van Nest Hall and Old Queen's Hall.
Built
1871-1872
Use
A geological museum and probably offices and/or classrooms.
AIA Guide
N/A
Landmark Status
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the New Jersey Register of Historic Places in 1973.

This charming brownstone building is the second of three projects Hardenbergh designed for Rutgers. A plaque on the wall reads: "This brownstone structure was designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, the great-great-grandson of Rutgers' first president. The building served as home to the departments of physics, military science, and geology. The Rutgers Geological Museum, housed on the second floor, has included important collections of minerals, fossils, Native American artifacts, modern shells, and a 10,000-year-old mastodon acquired by Professor George H. Cook in 1870."

Southeast corner.


Detail from the south facade.