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Archive - Historic Preservation in Princeton Borough

The residents of Princeton Borough have inherited a rich architectural and historical legacy. This legacy is visible in structures such as Nassau Hall, Bainbridge House, Morven, the home of Albert Einstein, as well as in the Borough’s extensive collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century dwellings and commercial structures. Buildings designed by such leading architects as Robert Smith, Richard M. Upjohn, and the firm of McKim, Mead and White, found both in town and on the campuses of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, underscore the significance of the community and its institutions to our national heritage. The Borough is the home of six National Historic Landmarks and nine historic sites and districts that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the King’s Highway Historic District, which runs through the Borough as Nassau Street and Stockton Street.

Princeton has long recognized the significance of its architectural heritage and the importance of preserving it. Through the work of many committed residents, the Princeton Borough Historic Preservation Review Committee (HPRC) was created by municipal ordinance in 1985 to help preserve Princeton Borough's unique character.


State of New Jersey
Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Parks and Forestry
Historic Preservation Office 
P.O. Box 404
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0404
TEL: (609) 292-2023, 292-2028, 984-0140
FAX: (609) 984-0578
www.state.nj.us/dep/hpo 

This publication has been financed in part with federal funds from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, and administered by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Historic Preservation Office. The contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of the Interior. This program receives federal financial assistance for the identification and protection of historic properties. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, or handicap in its federally assisted programs. If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility as described above, or if you desire further information, please write to: Office of Equal Opportunity, National Park Service, 1849 C. Street NW (NC200), Washington, D.C. 20240