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Living in Princeton House Built in 1757

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010


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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