SUNY Potsdam Architecture-Sisson Hall

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SUNY Potsdam Architecture-Sisson Hall


History of Sisson Hall and the Sisson Family


Perhaps no extended family became so thoroughly integrated into the life of Potsdam as the Sissons. George Wing Sisson and his wife Sarah Hamilton Sisson moved from Glens Falls to Potsdam in 1867. After being involved in the lumber business, he and others founded the Racquette River Paper Company in 1892.

Named After George Wing Sisson, Jr. 1862-1954
who succeeded his father as president of the Racquette River Paper Company
Businessman - Researcher - Expert in fields of paper and agriculture - Class of 1881 - President of Board of Visitors

Sisson Hall was completed in 1958, residence hall
44,226 square feet, contains 200 beds


Emma Trevena


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Emma Trevena, “SUNY Potsdam Architecture-Sisson Hall,” SUNY Potsdam College Archives & Special Collections Digital Collections, accessed March 24, 2023,