Beautiful Prospect House on the Campus of Princeton University

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2008-09-01

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Prospect House, known for its picturesque gardens, is one of the University�s most historic buildings and a major destination for Princeton campus.. The grounds surrounding the house present an array of trees, bushes, plants and flowers from the commonplace to the exotic. Planting in the garden began shortly after the house was completed in 1849. The flower garden at the rear of Prospect House was laid out in approximately its present form by Wilson�s wife, Ellen. In her design, the garden�s pathways define the outline of the University shield when viewed from above. She also supervised the planting of the evergreens that serve as a backdrop for the flower garden. The flowers are changed at regular intervals throughout the growing season, an effort supported by a gift from an anonymous donor.

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Prospect House Princeton University, Prospect House, Italianate Architecture, Woodrow Wilson, U.S. National Register of Historic Places, U.S. National Historic Landmark, U.S. Historic district Contributing property, Campus of Princeton University, Princeton University, Ivy League, University, Princeton, Mercer County, The Delaware Region, New Jersey, NJ, Jersey, The Garden State

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