Albert Einstein House

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Albert Einstein House
Albert Einstein House is located in Mercer County, New Jersey
Albert Einstein House
Location 112 Mercer Street,
Princeton, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°20′39.64″N 74°39′58.75″W / 40.3443444°N 74.6663194°W / 40.3443444; -74.6663194Coordinates: 40°20′39.64″N 74°39′58.75″W / 40.3443444°N 74.6663194°W / 40.3443444; -74.6663194
Built 1870s or 1880s
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76002297
Significant dates
Added to NRHP January 7, 1976[1]
Designated NHL January 7, 1976[2]

The Albert Einstein House at 112 Mercer Street in Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States[3] was the home of Albert Einstein from 1936 until his death in 1955.[4]

The house "was probably built in the 1870s or 1880s. The house is a simple pattern-book cottage and in itself is of no particular architectural significance".[5]:2

Albert Einstein reportedly requested that this house not be made a museum, and the family did not want it to be recognized as such. Nonetheless it was added to the National Register of Historic Places and further designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1976.[1][2][5]

The house was previously occupied by Eric Maskin and his family. He was the Albert O. Hirschman Professor in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton until 2011, and the 2007 Nobel Prize winner with two others. He is currently a Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Previously it was occupied by 2004 Nobel prize winner physicist Frank Wilczek when he was a professor in IAS between 1989 and 2001. Reportedly he requested the house from the IAS as his condition to move to Princeton, and he had been holding evening seminars in the house for graduate students.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Albert Einstein House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2008-06-23. 
  3. ^ Einstein on the Internet
  4. ^ NPS Jewish Heritage
  5. ^ a b James Sheire (July 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Albert Einstein House / 112 Mercer Street". National Park Service.  and Accompanying one photo, exterior, from 1975

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