Prospect House (Princeton, New Jersey)

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Prospect House
Princeton University Prospect.jpg
Prospect House (Princeton, New Jersey) is located in Mercer County, New Jersey
Prospect House (Princeton, New Jersey)
Prospect House (Princeton, New Jersey) is located in New Jersey
Prospect House (Princeton, New Jersey)
Prospect House (Princeton, New Jersey) is located in the US
Prospect House (Princeton, New Jersey)
Location Princeton, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°20′48.95″N 74°39′24.37″W / 40.3469306°N 74.6567694°W / 40.3469306; -74.6567694Coordinates: 40°20′48.95″N 74°39′24.37″W / 40.3469306°N 74.6567694°W / 40.3469306; -74.6567694
Built 1851
Architect John Notman
Architectural style Italian Villa
Part of Princeton Historic District (#75001143)
NRHP reference # 85002434[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP February 4, 1985
Designated NHL February 4, 1985[2]

Prospect House, known also as just Prospect, in Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, is a fine example of the work of architect John Notman who helped popularize Italianate architecture in America.[3]

In 1878, it was given to the College of New Jersey, which became Princeton University and served as the house of the school president. Woodrow Wilson lived here before he became governor of New Jersey and then President of the United States.[2]

On February 10, 1913, Thomas J. Preston Jr., a professor of Archeology at Princeton University, married Frances Folsom Cleveland, the widow of President Grover Cleveland at the Prospect House.[4]

In 1968, it became a university clubhouse.[2]

It was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1985.[2][5]


See also


  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b c d "Prospect". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Archived from the original on 2009-02-25. Retrieved 2009-09-08.
  3. ^ NHL writeup[dead link]
  4. ^ "Frances Folsom Cleveland Weds. Widow of Former President Grover Cleveland. Becomes Bride of Thomas J. Preston. Ceremony Is Perfomed At Princeton Today". The Marion Star. Marion, Ohio. February 10, 1913. p. 1. Retrieved November 13, 2018 – via (Registration required (help)).
  5. ^ ____, National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: _____ (pdf), National Park Service and Accompanying ____ photos, exterior and interior, from 19___ (32 KB)
  • Prospect House History

External links

  • Princeton University: Prospect House

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