Living in Princeton House Built in 1757

September 28th, 2010 by admin


Friends and family have been asking to see the house we are renting while on our sabbatical year in Princeton. So here’s some pics.

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Outside of the historic Princeton house we are renting.

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Side door where we go in to kitchen.

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Living room, part of 1830s addition.

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Original spiral staircase, more than 250 years old.

Original spiral staircase, more than 250 years old.

Upstairs bedroom has low 6-foot ceilings. Colman does homework here and has thousands of Legos set up in here.

Upstairs bedroom has low 6-foot ceilings. Colman does homework here and has thousands of Legos set up in here.

Leading to bedroom. Thomas Jefferson stayed in this room for a month or so during the war. He was tall so he must have stooped under the 6-foot ceiling!

Leading to bedroom. Thomas Jefferson stayed in this room for a couple months. He was tall so he must have stooped under the 6-foot ceiling!

Where Thomas Jefferson slept and where Colman now has his bedroom.

Where Thomas Jefferson slept and where Colman now has his bedroom.

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"Newer" steps from 1830s addition. Have to duck to avoid bumping head.

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Old wood flooring from 1757.

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Backyard is a bit of a jungle. Ginger loves the squirrels. Records show the Redcoats barged in on the house at some point as the owners asked for reimbursement for items they took.

Princeton University Photo 1909 print
Princeton University Photo 1909 by lc_panoramicphotos
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We recently skated in NY at the Rockefeller Ice Rink (the one with the big Christmas Tree you always see on the news). I wrote a HubPage review of the Rockefeller Center Ice Rink. At the end is a little video of Shea doing a spin.

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5 Responses to “Living in Princeton House Built in 1757”

  1. Stacy Says:

    Hi Kim. That looks like a very cool place. Enjoy your historic year living on the eastcoast!
    I couldn’t believe how LOW the ceilings are in your place.
    Hope you are all settled in now.
    Cheers,
    Stacy

  2. RoseK Says:

    Looks really interesting, but where will I sleep? Does the plumbing work? I really wanted to see the kitchen.

  3. admin Says:

    RoseL

    Plenty of room for you . . . I don’ think you want to see this kitchen. Not such a great kitchen.

  4. Laurie Jimenez Says:

    Kim, these pics are awesome! By the way, what is your phone number?

  5. lauren Says:

    I’m a bit late to this . .. but very cool. I like the red exterior. and “Jefferson’s room”

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