James Hall Office

Also known as: Sunshine School
Lincoln Park, Albany, New York

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Description 

In this office, James Hall conducted the geological research which made him one of the country's best-known 19th-century geologists. The expertise he showed in his 1830s survey of New York state led to other commissions in the fields of geology and paleontology. Hall became the first president of the Geological Society of America and a charter member of the National Academy of Sciences. His cohort, James Dwight Dana, lauded him by stating that without Hall, "the geological history of the North American continent would not have been written." -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 8, 1976

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 8, 1976
Reference number
76001204
NR name
Hall, James, Office
Architectural style
Victorian: Italianate
Area of significance
Science
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Professional
Current function
School
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant years
1852; 1898