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Old February 25th, 2008, 09:13 PM   #1
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Princeton, New Jersey

Princeton is a borough in Mercer County and is located about 12 miles north of Trenton. Princeton's population is around 14,000. The borough is home to Princeton University, which was founded in 1746 as The College of New Jersey in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The school was relocated to Princeton in 1756, and The College of New Jersey was renamed Princeton University in 1796.


A house on Moore Street.



Houses on Moore Street.



Houses on Witherspoon Street.



Houses on John Street at Lytle Street.



A house on University Place.



The old Princeton Bank & Trust building, on Nassau Street at Bank Street. The Dutch Revival structure was built in 1897.



Buildings on Nassau Street at John Street.



Second Presbyterian Church, at the corner of Nassau & Chambers Street.



Businesses on Nassau Street.



Palmer Square North, an infill development across Hulfish Street from Palmer Square.



Shops along Palmer Square West. Palmer Square was developed from 1935 to 1937 by Edgar Palmer to be a modern village green for Princeton. Surrounding the green would be shops, offices, and apartments.



Stores in an old English fashion along Palmer Square West.



A tiger statue dedicated to Edgar Palmer in Tiger Park, in between Palmer Square and Nassau Street. Edgar Palmer was a Princeton alumni who made a fortune as a zinc magnate. In addition to developing Palmer Square in the 1930's he donated Palmer Stadium to Princeton University for the school's football team.



Buildings on Palmer Square West where the road branches off to go around both Palmer Square and Tiger Park.



The Nassau Inn, located in the middle of Palmer Square. Chambers Walk, a walkway that functions as a city street, crosses in front of the inn. The Nassau Inn dates back to 1756.



Looking along Chambers Walk as it passes the Nassau Inn.



Chambers Walk as it crosses over Palmer Square West and goes underneath some buildings. Historically, several streets and alleys in Princeton have gone through buildings, although most of these streets have been built in over time.



Buildings on Palmer Square West.



A courtyard in front of Palmer Square North, an infill development.



Mixed-use infill on Witherspoon Street.



Businesses on Witherspoon Street.



More businesses on Witherspoon Street.



The old First National Bank building, at the intersection of Witherspoon & Nassau Streets. The building was originally built in 1902, and an second section was added later on to double the size of the building.



Businesses on Nassau Street.



The Lower Pyne Building, at the intersection of Witherspoon & Nassau Streets. The Lower Pyne Building was built in 1896.



FitzRandolph Gate, which sits along Nassau Street in front of Nassau Hall. FitzRandolph Gate was built in 1905.



Looking through FitzRandolph Gate up Witherspoon Street.



Nassau Hall, the centerpiece and oldest building at Princeton University. Nassau Hall was built in 1756 and was named after King William III of the House of Nassau.



Nassau Hall was occupied by both British forces and American forces during the Revolutionary War, and was extensively damaged during the Battle of Princeton on January 3, 1777.



Nassau Hall also functioned at the Capitol of the United States from June 30 to November 4, 1783, when Congress met here.



Nassau Hall is used today as the administrative offices for the University. The University President's office is in Nassau Hall.



The cupola of Nassau Hall.



Looking across a green at West College on the left and Witherspoon Hall on the right. Witherspoon Hall was built in 1877 as a dormitory. Among the first people to be housed in the building was Woodrow Wilson, who was an undergraduate when living in Witherspoon. Wilson would later go on to become the University's president before eventually becoming the President of the United States.



Alexander Hall, which houses the Richardson Auditorium. The structure was built in 1894 and has hosted hundreds of University ceremonies, speeches, and events.



The Sage Tower of Holder Hall, built in 1911.



Gothic detail on Campbell Hall.



Hamilton Hall on the left, Madison Hall in the center, and Holder Hall on the right. These buildings are part of Rockefeller College. Hamilton Hall was built in 1911, Madison Hall was built in 1916, and Holder Hall was built in 1910. These buildings originally served as dormitories and dining halls.



Looking down a walkway at Little Hall. Little Hall was built in 1899.



Windows on Little Hall.



Blair Hall, with Blair Arch going through the building. Blair Hall was built in 1897 to be a dormitory for students.



Blair Arch was considered the gateway to Princeton University ever since it was built in 1897, due to the branch line railroad passing along in the area at the left of the picture.

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Old February 26th, 2008, 03:59 AM   #2
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nice shots and commentary -- thanks!

But where is the Hoagie Haven?
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Old February 26th, 2008, 05:52 AM   #3
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the college is beautiful
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Old February 26th, 2008, 10:42 AM   #4
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Wonderful town....
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Old February 26th, 2008, 03:06 PM   #5
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beautiful college!
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