Westland Mansion

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Grover Cleveland Home
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Westland, home of Grover Cleveland, shown in 2008
Westland Mansion is located in Mercer County, New Jersey
Westland Mansion
Location 15 Hodge Road, Princeton, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°21′4.63″N 74°40′3.72″W / 40.3512861°N 74.6677000°W / 40.3512861; -74.6677000Coordinates: 40°21′4.63″N 74°40′3.72″W / 40.3512861°N 74.6677000°W / 40.3512861; -74.6677000
Built mid-1800s
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 66000463[1][2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966
Designated NHL June 23, 1965 [3]

Westland Mansion was the Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, home of the twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States, Grover Cleveland.

The house was built by Robert F. Stockton in the mid-19th century. The National Park Service describes the original house, patterned after Morven (a nearby 18th-century mansion also owned by Robert Stockton) as a "2-1/2-story, stone structure covered with stucco painted yellow, [with] twin parlors on the first floor, spacious rooms, high ceilings, and handsome marble mantelpieces."

Purchased by Cleveland after his second term as president in 1896, the former chief executive lived there from 1897 until his death in 1908. In that time period, Cleveland dramatically altered his home by adding a two story wing to the house. Cleveland's widow, Frances, continued to reside in the house for many years after his death. Today, Westland, while in pristine condition, is privately owned, and thus not open to the public.[4]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ NHL Details
  3. ^ "Grover Cleveland Home". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2008-06-23. 
  4. ^ National Park Service site on Westland