Princeton Club (Philadelphia)

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Princeton Club
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Frank Furness designed the corner house (1223 Locust St.)
Princeton Club (Philadelphia) is located in Philadelphia
Princeton Club (Philadelphia)
Princeton Club (Philadelphia) is located in Pennsylvania
Princeton Club (Philadelphia)
Princeton Club (Philadelphia) is located in the US
Princeton Club (Philadelphia)
Location 1221--1223 Locust St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°56′52″N 75°9′43″W / 39.94778°N 75.16194°W / 39.94778; -75.16194Coordinates: 39°56′52″N 75°9′43″W / 39.94778°N 75.16194°W / 39.94778; -75.16194
Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built 1891
Architect Frank Furness (1223)
Lindley Johnson (1221)
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Late Gothic Revival
NRHP Reference # 80003617[1]
Added to NRHP December 04, 1980

The Princeton Club is a pair of historic buildings located at 1221 and 1223 Locust Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The building at 1223 was designed by architect Frank Furness; the building at 1221 is believed to have been designed by architect Lindley Johnson.[citation needed] From about 1910 through the 1970s, the buildings housed the Princeton Club of Philadelphia. Alterations were made by the club in 1915 and 1919 to join the buildings together.

The Princeton Club of Philadelphia was founded in 1868, and was housed in five other buildings before moving to Locust Street. According to its 1912 Yearbook, the club served "to foster good fellowship among Princeton men; and also to provide a suitable place for Alumni meetings, smokers, etc."[2]

The restaurant Deux Cheminées occupied the buildings from 1988 to 2007.[3] The property is currently occupied by the restaurant Vedge.[4]

See also[edit]

National Register of Historic Places listings in Center City, Philadelphia

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Jeffery Cohen and George Thomas, NRHP Nomination Form - Princeton Club (Philadelphia), 1980
  3. ^ "Deux Cheminées turns off its oven" from Philadelphia Business Journal.
  4. ^ Vedge Restaurant

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