James Hall Office

James Hall Office, also known as Sunshine School, is located on Lincoln Park in Albany, New York. It was the office of paleontologist James Hall, a leader in research on the geology of North America during the 19th century.

Among his many works, James Hall identified that stromatolite fossils discovered at Petrified Sea Gardens, a site near Saratoga Springs, New York that is now another National Historic Landmark, were originally organic.

Constructed circa 1852, the building was designed during a bried period of collaboration between Andrew Jackson Downing and Calvert Vaux. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.

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