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List of Famous Princeton Buildings & Structures

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Princeton skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Princeton architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Princeton are included on this list. Information about these Princeton buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Princeton and older historic landmarks.

The list you're viewing contains buildings like Drumthwacket and President's House.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Princeton?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Princeton. Famous architectural houses within the city of Princeton are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
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    Adsmore is a living history museum located on North Jefferson Street in Princeton, Kentucky. It is the only living home museum in Kentucky. Its name is believed to be derived because of numerous additions and renovations over one-hundred and fifty years....  more
    • City/Town: Princeton, Kentucky, USA
    • Style: Greek Revival
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    Albert Einstein House

    The Albert Einstein House at 112 Mercer Street in Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States was the home of Albert Einstein from 1936 until his death in 1955. The house "was probably built in the 1870s or 1880s. The house is a simple pattern-book cottage and in itself is of no particular architectural significance". Albert Einstein reportedly requested that this house not be made a museum, and the family did not want it to be recognized as such. Nonetheless it was added to the National Register of Historic Places and further designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1976. The house was previously occupied by Eric Maskin and his family. He was the Albert O. Hirschman...  more
    • City/Town: Princeton, New Jersey, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1936
  • Drumthwacket is the official residence of the governor of New Jersey. The mansion is located at 354 Stockton Street in Princeton, close to the state capital of Trenton. Drumthwacket and the surrounding land was sold to the state in 1966 and was designated as the governor's mansion in 1982. The estate is administered by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The non-profit Drumthwacket Foundation is responsible for preserving, restoring, and curating the house and grounds. In addition to being an executive residence, the home is also a historic house museum. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975....  more
    • City/Town: Princeton, New Jersey, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1760
    • Style: Greek Revival, Georgian
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    Fernside-Vacation House for Working Girls

    Fernside, or the Vacation House for Working Girls, is a historic former resort hotel at 162 Mountain Road in Princeton, Massachusetts. It is a complex of three buildings: its main house, a barn that was converted into a playhouse, and a two-car garage. The core of the main house is a Federal style house built in 1835 by Benjamin Harrington. The house was converted for use as a summer hotel around 1870, and in 1890 it was acquired by the Working Girls' Vacation Society as a place to provide summer recreation for city working women. It is around this time that wings were added to the house, and the barn was converted to a playhouse. The property was used by the Society until it was sold in...  more
    • City/Town: Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1835
    • Style: Federal architecture