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Historic Princeton Nursery Warehouses Face Demolition After South Brunswick Shoots Down Redevelopment Propsosal

In Kingston NJ, just across Carnegie Lake from Princeton, the ‘Mapleton Preserve‘ offers open space and a chance to connect to nature. The site was formerly part of the largest commercial nursery in the USA, ‘Princeton Nurseries‘. After its closure … Continue reading

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Institute Of Advanced Studies Housing Deal May Face Stream Problem

The deal that was announced yesterday between the Institute of Advanced Study and local preservationists apparently aims to achieve 2 things: allow the Institute to build faculty housing (as it has been trying to do since 2003) and at the … Continue reading

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‘Mill Hill Holiday House Tour’ Celebrates Diverse, Affordable, Historic Trenton Neighborhood

Last weekend was the Mill Hill Holiday House Tour. Now in its 50th year, the event allows members of the public into the homes of Mill Hill residents, offering a view of one of Trenton’s most interesting neighborhoods.

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Famed Princeton Cemetery Looks Set To Miss Out On Historic Designation

March 18 was Grover Cleveland’s birthday. One of the most successful politicians of the post-Civil War era, Grover Cleveland made Princeton his home, and is buried here, in the famous Princeton Cemetery. This cemetery was recognized over a century ago … Continue reading

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Apartment Conversion Of MacLean Street Masonic Hall Approved After Marathon Meeting

Princeton’s Zoning Board of Adjustment has approved required variances for a planned conversion of the old Masonic Hall on MacLean Street. The building will now be converted to ten apartments, including a mix of studios and one- and two-bed units. The … Continue reading

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Details of Proposed Witherspoon-Jackson Historic District Presented At Princeton Town Hall Meeting

Consultants hired by the town of Princeton presented a proposal for a new historic district at a meeting Monday night at Princeton Town Hall. The consultant’s work was to identify if some area around the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood would fit requirements … Continue reading

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Princeton Council To Resolve Fate Of Lytle House Tonight

Princeton Council are scheduled tonight to approve a plan to knock down the historic house at 31 Lytle Street.  The house was acquired by a developer, with plans to demolish and build townhouses. Princeton Council instead aimed to turn the lot … Continue reading

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Is A Historic District Designation The Right Choice For Witherspoon-Jackson?

At the Witherspoon-Jackson Neighborhood meeting last Saturday, local residents heard details of a proposal to apply for ‘historic district’ status for the area around John Street in Princeton. If this application is successful, the Witherspoon-Jackson area would become the fifth officially-recognized historic … Continue reading

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Should Princeton Save Or Tear Down This Historic Home?

It has period features, elegant styling, and is a short walk to Palmer Square, with all the attractions of downtown Princeton. This historic home, next to a park, has housed generations of Princeton residents in its cozy interior. It may … Continue reading

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