1901

The office of Director is combined with the duties of President. Palmer C. Ricketts is appointed as the first person to serve as full-time president of R.P.I.

 
 

1902

Varsity Baseball is reestablished after a thirteen year hiatus.
First Varsity Hockey game is played against Williams College at the Ship Street rink in Cohoes.

 
 

1904

Two consecutive fires destroy the Main Building and damage the Winslow Laboratory.

 
 

1905

Rensselaer purchases the Warren Estate and makes plans to build a campus up the hill from 8th St.

 
 

1906

Carnegie Building completed.

 
 

1907

Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage gives $1,000,000 in memory of her husband, Russell Sage. The City of Troy completes The Approach on the site of the old Main Building. Walker Chemical Laboratory opens.

 
 

1908

First Sophomore Soiree is held.

   

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