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Object ID M_1_368
Object Name Print, Photographic
Title Prospect Princeton
Date 1888
Year Range from 1888.0
Year Range to 1888.0
Description Prospect House in 1888.

Prospect was originally a model farm. It was purchased by John Potter in 1824. His son Thomas F. Potter demolished the Georgian farmhouse and replaced it with an Italianate villa designed by John Notman in 1851. In 1878, it was presented to Princeton University for use as a residence for the president. The flower garden was designed by Ellen Axson Wilson while her husband Woodrow Wilson was President of the University from 1902-1910. Since 1968, the house has served as the Faculty Club.
Place Princeton, NJ
Print size 4" x 5"
Subjects Buildings
Universities & colleges
University presidents
People Notman, John
Potter, John
Potter, Thomas F.
Wilson, Ellen Axson
Wilson, Woodrow
Search Terms Prospect House
Princeton University
Notes On front of card, LL corner:
Number: 215
Size: 4 x5
Category:A-6 P.U.

On front of card, LR corner:
Description: Prospect House 1888

On back of card:
M.1 Prospect
Provenance M_1_368 is another print of the same image.