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 United States
Prospect House (Princeton, New Jersey)
LocationPrinceton, New Jersey
Coordinates40°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
ArchitectJohn Notman
Architectural styleItalian Villa
Part ofPrinceton Historic District (#75001143)
NRHP reference #85002434[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPFebruary 4, 1985
Designated NHLFebruary 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]


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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  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 Performed At Princeton Today". The Marion Star. Marion, Ohio. February 10, 1913. p. 1. Retrieved November 13, 2018 – via
  5. ^ ____, National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: _____ (pdf), National Park Service and Accompanying ____ photos, exterior and interior, from 19___ (32 KB)

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